Groups sue to force EPA's hand on oil and gas emissions

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Nine groups sue to force the EPA to decide whether emissions from oil and gas extraction should be publicly reported.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Law":

"… , as you know, political forces that discourage action,” Dillen said. “Lawsuits can be one way to give the agency cover to do what it actually needs …"

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 "Toxic Substances Control Act":

"… nvironmental politicking of Washington, D.C. In 1976, Congress passed the Toxic Substances Control Act, a federal framework intended to safeguard the public from dangerous chemi …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Frank Lautenberg":

"… he states, and backs a pending proposal pushed by the late New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg. In California, the ACC pushed back against the new regulations. “At be …"

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 "Florida":

"… l about environmental protection.” Reform bills filed, and fought, from Florida to Washington State Across the country, a pattern has emerged: State …"

"… t moving forward and hopefully get some public discussion going on.” In Florida, Rep. Mark Danish co-sponsored a bill this session to identify chemic …"

"… et consumers know which products contain potentially toxic chemicals, with Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection posting the information online. …"

"… day,” Danish said in an interview. After he proposed the bill, he said, Florida’s agricultural industry called a meeting, worried he was targeting pesti …"

'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 "Frank Lautenberg":

"… ealth and environmental groups and once with staffers for Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Sheldon Whitehouse, sponsors of legislation to reform regulation of to …"

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

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 …"