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Shell to Shareholders: Support Climate Change Disclosure

Shell has recommended its shareholders support a climate change resolution. In a letter to shareholders, the company says “Shell has a commitment to transparency.” The resolution, coordinated by ClientEarth, ShareAction and the Aiming for A Coalition, asks Shell to transparently: Stress-test its business models against the requirement to limit global … Read more »

Shell, Exxon, Orlen Top SIN Chemical Producers List

Shell, Exxon, Orlen Top SIN Chemical Producers List

Oil companies Shell, ExxonMobil, Orlen and Total introduced the largest number of hazardous chemicals to the EU market, according to information released by the European Chemicals Agency following a lawsuit by NGO ChemSec and legal advocacy group ClientEarth. ChemSec published the names of the companies that produce or import the … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Arctic Council Spill Plan, Chu Resigns, Defense Nominee Backs Alt Fuels

The eight-nation Arctic Council’s oil spill response agreement, obtained by Greenpeace ahead of the council’s meeting of environment ministers February 5-6 in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, is vague and ineffective, Greenpeace said. The activist group says the draft contains a series of major omissions including any discussion of oil company liabilities or … Read more »

ECHA Releases Chemical Manufacturer Info

The European Chemicals Agency has begun to disclose information about which chemicals companies make and import, more than a year after the agency was sued for its alleged lack of transparency. ECHA has published company names together with the registration numbers of each substance they make that is filed under … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Hurricane Sandy, BP, Sulfur Limits, Chinese Mining

In assessing the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, insurance industry analysts say that the government’s national flood insurance program is already $20 billion in debt since 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. It is expected that Sandy will exhaust the NFIP’s remaining $3 billion of statutory borrowing authority, and the program will need to request … Read more »

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