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 20, 2016

E&E Daily May 19, 2016 by Sam Pearson House and Senate negotiators are continuing to hash out final details of legislation to update the nation’s chemicals law, including an unresolved dispute over how the proposal would address some of the most significant known hazards. But even though the finish line appears …

May 10, 2016

Morning Consult May 9, 2016 by JACK FITZPATRICK Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) have reached a deal on overhauling the Toxic Substances Control Act, giving more leeway to state agencies that regulate chemicals, Boxer told reporters Monday. Inhofe and Boxer, the chair and ranking Democrat on the Senate Environment and …

July 20, 2015

By Heather Hansman smithsonian.com July 14, 2015 Open up the Environmental Protection Agency’s new EJSCREEN tool, click into the map and pull up your neighborhood. Are you exposed to higher then average amounts of particulate matter? Or are you close to bunch of Superfund sites ridden with hazardous waste? And …