Chemicals Act

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Name: Chemicals Act
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

file photo, actress Jessica Alba is seen, in New York. The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water ... [Published Idaho Press-Tribune - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

‘No insecticide content in new solutions’

Comment · print · T TT+· T-A Union government-controlled laboratory report has said that contents in the samples of three new brands of liquid solutions available in the market to control ‘kole roga’ (fruit rot disease) in arecanut do not have “traces ... [Published The Hindu - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

US Congress Proposes to Require Regulation for Allowable Use of Toxic Chemicals

The US has introduced a proposal to establish a list of chemicals that are considered as persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBTs) with allowable uses.Online PR News – 28-August-2014 – Hong Kong – The Administrator of the Environmental Protection ... [Published Online PR News - Aug 28 2014]
Entities: Chemical, SGS SA, Toxic
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Climate report grim, more on Icelandic volcano, wind power costs

Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views   appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 28 2014]
Entities: Climate, Volcano, Wind Power
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Fanning the Flames With Fire Retardants

In a reckless, "hope-for-the-best" approach that puts us all at risk, U.S. policy allows the release of synthetic chemicals into the environment -- before their potentially devastating impacts have been adequately evaluated. Multiple Senate bills to fix ... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 27 2014]

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UN Draft Climate Report Leaked: Greenhouse Emissions Getting Worse, Not Better —by Dartagnan : "Those hoping for good news about the effects of climate change are not going to find it here. Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United Nations report. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a UN panel of over 800 scientists and climate experts that periodically assesses and updates the state of climate research, will release its summary "synthesis" report in October. A draft version of the report, still subject to final editing, was provided to member governments this week and a copy was obtained by the New York Times. While much of the research underlying the synthesis document can be found in the IPCC's three Working Group Reports released during the past year, the summary and conclusions carry particular weight and are presented in starker language designed to motivate lawmakers from those countries that choose to pay attention."
...Firefighters from Stockton and San Gabriel recently implored the California legislature and governor to eliminate BFRs, testifying that "These chemicals don't offer much fire protection -- they just add to the toxic exposure faced by firefighters and the citizens we serve."
But water pollution laws on the books aren't even being enforced.  A 2009 New York Times investigation  found  that "In the last five years alone, chemical factories, manufacturing plants and other workplaces have violated water pollution laws more than half a million times. The violations range from failing to report emissions to dumping toxins at concentrations regulators say might contribute to cancer, birth defects and other illnesses. However, the vast majority of those polluters have escaped punishment."

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Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate [Published Idaho Press-Tribune - Sep 13 2014]
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Climate report grim, more on Icelandic volcano,... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 28 2014]
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Fanning the Flames With Fire Retardants [Published Huffington Post - Aug 27 2014]
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Spotlight on green news & views: Climate report... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 27 2014]
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Shauna Theel: Hannity Doesn't Want "Dirty Water... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Jan 27 2014]
Fox News host Sean Hannity has asserted 192 times that he and other Republicans do not want "dirty water." Yet he has not once covered the recent coal-washing chemical spill that left  300,000  West Virginia residents with no tap water to drink or ...
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