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‘Scale Back’ Chemical Reform, Lawmaker Says

“Scaling back” proposed chemical reform laws may be in order, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said on Tuesday in an effort to achieve a deal between Republicans and Democrats on modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Waxman suggested both sides “return to the drawing board,” The Hill reports, as lawmakers … Read more »

W.Va Spill Sparks Calls for TSCA Reform

The lack of toxicity data on chemicals spilled into West Virginia drinking water last month demonstrates the need to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, congressmen have argued – and the chemical industry is also pushing for changes. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA – pictured, in a file photo), ranking member … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Henry Waxman, Colorado Solar, FERC Nominee, Keystone XL, Oil Shipments

Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), a senior Democrat and prominent voice in environmental, climate and other legislation, is retiring at the end of the year. The 20-term representative  from California was first elected in 1974. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a motion from the Colorado Energy Office that will … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: NY Gas Reserve, Tesla Fire, Coal Protest

New York plans to create a gasoline reserve holding three million gallons of fuel, in an effort to avoid long lines at gas stations such as those seen after Hurricane Sandy, the New York Times reports. The $10 million pilot program would be the first state-owned gasoline reserve in the … Read more »

EPA

EPA Won’t Regulate Coal Mine Emissions

The EPA will not set methane emissions rules for coal mines, according to a document published in the Federal Register today. EarthJustice had petitioned the EPA to add coal mines to the Clean Air Act list of stationary sources and use the law to regulate their greenhouse gas emissions, similar … Read more »