May 25, 2016

Capital Press May 24, 2016 by Mateusz Perkowski A judge has declared a mistrial in a lawsuit that claims several residents of Curry County suffered health problems from off-target pesticide spraying.Pacific Air Research, an aerial applicator, and landowner Joseph Kaufman were accused of negligence by 15 plaintiffs who sought $4.2 million …

May 24, 2016

Bloomberg Government May 23, 2016 by Catherine Traywick  & Laura Curtis Republicans in Congress have voted dozens of times to block regulations by President Barack Obama’s EPA. This week they are set to give the agency more authority. After a bipartisan accord, Congress is poised to overhaul the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control …

May 24, 2016

The Hill May 23, 2016 by Timothy Cama House Democratic leaders and the chairman of a committee are supporting a bipartisan deal on overhauling the nation’s chemical safety standards. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) and Rep. Frank Pallone(N.J.), the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce …

May 23, 2016

Safer Chemicals May 21, 2016 by Andy Igrejas On Tuesday night a “final draft” of legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) became quasi-public and a vote is expected in both houses of Congress next week. Staff from both chambers have been meeting since February to reconcile the Senate …

May 23, 2016

VT Digger May 20, 2016 by Penny Percival Montpelier, VT – Deb Markowitz, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, joined state environmental officials from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Minnesota and Washington in calling on Congress to reconsider the language in a proposed bill to reform the Toxic Substances …