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 "Frank Lautenberg":

"… e EPA itself. Yet three years to the month since the late New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg proposed sweeping change through the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, the TSCA …"

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 "Lois Gibbs":

"… fit headquartered in Falls Church, Va., and founded by Love Canal activist Lois Gibbs. Defeating state bills ranks among the ACC’s notable accomplishments, t …"

Lautenberg chemical bill drawing skepticism

By Sam Pearson

A much-heralded bill to reform chemical safety is stirring concern among some state officials and environmental groups.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Frank Lautenberg":

"… “significantly better than the status quo,” Denison wrote. …"

Study spotlights high breast cancer risk for plastics workers

By Jim Morris

Researchers cite breast cancer risks in Canadian plastic auto parts factories — with potential implications in the U.S. and beyond.

Excerpts from this story referencing "physician":

"… med to be an abundance of disease among female workers.Keith, Brophy and a physician put together a health questionnaire, which was circulated at five plants. …"

'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 "Rena Steinzor":

"… or 638 days — and counting.“The reason is political pandering,” said Rena Steinzor, a law professor at the University of Maryland and president of the Center …"

EPA focuses anew on obscure chemicals in consumer products

By Jane Kay

New scrutiny on ingredient of batteries, brake fluid and pharmaceuticals

Excerpts from this story referencing "University of California":

"… ceuticals.A study of 6,000 workers in 14 plants led by scientists from the University of California-Davis in the late 1980s and early 1990s linked glyme mixtures to miscarria …"

EPA agrees to reveal secret identities of potentially risky chemicals

By Chris Hamby

EPA reveals identities of potentially risky chemicals

Excerpts from this story referencing "Frank Lautenberg":

"… d regularly in Congress, but it failed to pass again last year.  Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, introduced another reform bill in April. …"

More hiring through 'green' chemistry?

By Jim Morris

Study suggests way to revive an industry and create jobs. The industry blames Washington.

Excerpts from this story referencing "driver":

"… he American Chemistry Council, said the study “fails to recognize that a driver for job losses in the U.S. chemical industry is poor regulatory decision-m …"

DuPont penalized for hiding chemical health risks — again

By Kristen Lombardi

When the Environmental Protection Agency settled on Dec. 6 a major enforcement action against DuPont Co., for failing to report possible hea

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

"… he environment,” making them subject to reporting requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act.The Center’s November story described how the Obama administration award …"

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 "Food and Drug Administration":

"… SCA into the 21st century,” she said.Burke said he met with the EPA, the Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission to discuss improving their proc …"

EPA says new rules coming for chemicals in dyes, detergents

By Jim Morris

The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it would issue new rules for three chemicals used in dyes, flame retardants, laund

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

"… s really commendable.”The federal law to which Dahl was referring is the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). EPA officials have acknowledged that the law limits their …"

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 …"