Scientist with deep industry ties being considered for key EPA job

By David Heath

Michael Dourson is one of two candidates to lead the EPA office that determines which chemicals make people sick, and in what doses.

Excerpts from this story referencing "scientist":

"… is story incorrectly identified Sciencecorps as a consulting firm. A scientist with deep ties to the chemical industry is one of two finalists to lead th …"

"… ingle, most intense, frustration on the IRIS process, made by many erudite scientists, both inside and outside EPA, is that EPA's IRIS staff will not listen to …"

"… standing, their scientific comments.” Dourson has advocated having IRIS scientists collaborate with other scientists both inside and outside the EPA to do t …"

"… s.” Dourson has advocated having IRIS scientists collaborate with other scientists both inside and outside the EPA to do their chemical assessments. A grou …"

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 "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… re than gather dust. Among tens of thousands of chemicals in commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency has “only been able to require testing on a little more than 200 existin …"

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 "Congress":

"… pounds. Yet some four decades later, the EPA has rarely used that power as Congress has been tied up in a protracted effort to reform TSCA. Under TSCA, the E …"

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 "Iowa":

"… mes reaches deep into the fine print of state rules, the Center found. In Iowa, a legislator proposed a resolution urging Congress to crack down on dange …"

"… etains statehouse lobbyists to fight bills from Maine to Connecticut, from Iowa to Minnesota, Oregon to Washington State. In the states, the ACC has deve …"

"… e ACC makes one thing clear: It supports reform — but only on its terms. Iowa: The ACC lends a hand In Iowa, Representative Charles Isenhart filed a pr …"

"… supports reform — but only on its terms. Iowa: The ACC lends a hand In Iowa, Representative Charles Isenhart filed a proposed resolution in …"

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 "dangerous chemicals":

"… sting law “has never accomplished its goal of protecting the public from dangerous chemicals,” Rosenberg said. Others worry that the legislation could preempt stric …"

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 "Toxic Substances Control Act":

"… 2 percent to undergo even basic testing. At the root of the problem is the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, which puts the onus on the EPA to prove that a chemical is harmfu …"

'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 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 "Toxic Substances Control Act":

"… a new rule for glymes as one of its few weapons authorized by the federal Toxic Substances Control Act. If adopted, it would let the agency restrict new uses of 14 glymes in the …"

"… ys.The EPA uses the “significant new use rule” because the 35-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act doesn’t offer any other remedy for eliminating dangerous chemicals, said …"

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 "Toxic Substances Control Act":

"… ncerns over confidentiality claims fit within larger criticism of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, which critics have long derided as weak and ineffective.  The law do …"

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 "Toxic Substances Control Act":

"… Pollin argue that the U.S. chemical industry is being hindered by the weak Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. Under the law, known as TSCA, the Environmental Protection Agency …"

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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… on the toxic chemical bill changed about two months ago, Denison told the Center for Public Integrity. Before then, some companies — spurred in part by harsher regulation by …"

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 "Environment":

"… one month later so members can campaign ahead of the November election. …"

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 "Boston University":

"… ly underestimated.”Richard Clapp, a professor of environmental health at Boston University, said the significance of the report cannot be overstated. “For the Pres …"