States target toxic chemicals as Washington fails to act

By Ronnie Greene

In state capitols from Maine to Oregon, environmental advocates are filing bills to identify and ban noxious chemicals.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Energy":

"… publican State Sen. Doug Ericksen, chair of the Washington legislature’s Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee, said the bill as proposed …"

California bypasses feds, presses ahead on regulation of toxic chemicals

By Ronnie Greene

The state formally adopts new rules that go well beyond the flimsy federal protection net weakened by decades of D.C. delay.

In new battleground over toxic reform, American Chemistry Council targets the states

By Ronnie Greene

The fight between industry and activists over regulation of toxic chemicals has shifted from Washington, D.C., to state venues.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Chemistry Council":

"… What happened this year in Hartford shows how industry — fueled by the American Chemistry Council, a $100-million-a-year advocacy group glittered with Fortune 500 partners …"

"… alth. I don’t think we ever got the opportunity to see that.” For the American Chemistry Council, it was another in a string of victories in state houses from Maine to Was …"

"… re feeling threatened.” Big money, big connections — and results The American Chemistry Council has resources to push back, representing members such as Dow, Pr …"

"… uman health.” “The toxics resolution in particular was opposed by the American Chemistry Council,” Isenhart wrote the Center. When his resolution came out of Iowa’s C …"

'Chemicals of concern' list stuck at OMB

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris

A proposed EPA list of 'chemicals of concern' has been under review by the White House budget office for 638 days

Excerpts from this story referencing "Toxic Substances Control Act":

"… standard for inclusion on the list.Steinzor noted, however, that the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act specifically grants the EPA the authority to create a list of troubling co …"

EPA toxic chemicals bill likely on hold until after election

By Chris Hamby

The way the Environmental Protection Agency evaluates the risks posed by toxic chemicals is badly in need of an overhaul, but any change wil

Excerpts from this story referencing "Toxic Substances Control Act":

"… tes. The agency is required to evaluate hazardous chemicals under the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act.A recent report by the National Academy of Sciences offers a roadmap to up …"

Expert: New toxic chemicals report “unprecedented”

By Jim Morris

In a new report, the President’s Cancer Panel emphatically reinforced what public health officials and activists have been saying for decade

Excerpts from this story referencing "Toxic Substances Control Act":

"… omes on the heels of legislation in the Senate and the House to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA), widely considered to be ineffective.In coming months, the …"