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2013-04-10 16:22:37

Public Confidence in Chemical Industry Is a High Priority WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amid renewed debate over how to best modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today reiterated its call on Congress for an achievable, bipartisan solution. "Most stakeholders agree that TSCA can be improved," said Bill Allmond, SOCMA's Vice President of Government and Public Relations. "To be successful,...

2013-02-07 12:29:02

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) is pleased to announce its legislative priorities for 2013 in the first session of the 113th Congress. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100811/NACDLOGO) Regulatory Overreach - Chemical distributors are subject to numerous agency regulations. Many of these regulations are necessary and beneficial but some are duplicative, confusing, and overly burdensome to business...

2013-02-01 16:22:48

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, a trade association representing specialty chemical manufacturers, today announced its top legislative priorities for 2013 and the 113(th) Congress. TSCA Reform - Given that past comprehensive attempts have failed and the congressional dynamics have not changed, SOCMA will share its vision of carefully tailored reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act, possibly achieved in forms of...

2013-01-03 12:20:23

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aerospace industry faces complex challenges from the development of innovative next-generation aircraft programs to increasing demand for improved quality control and performance. Quaker Chemical (NYSE: KWR), a global leader in metalworking process fluids, continually supports customers in meeting industry challenges with high-performance fluids. To meet these challenges, Quaker has introduced QUAKERCOOL(® )7000 ALF BAF, a European...

2012-11-28 12:22:52

American Sustainable Business Council WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many foam sofa cushions in the U.S. contain flame-retardants known to pose risks to human health, according to new peer-reviewed study released today. Researchers at Duke University and University of California found that 85% of couches contained toxic or untested flame-retardants, some of which are linked to cancer. In response, business leaders from the Sustainable Furnishings Council, the...

2012-07-25 06:21:53

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President Charles T. Drevna issued the following statement on today's markup of the "Safe Chemicals Act of 2011," legislation on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/MM41823LOGO) "AFPM is disappointed that Senator Lautenberg chose to pursue a partisan markup of a bill over the...

2012-07-25 06:21:45

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufactures and Affiliates (SOCMA) today commended members of a key Senate environmental panel for addressing shortcomings in the nation's chemical control law, while expressing concern over advancing legislation in the middle of bipartisan negotiations. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted to approve an amendment from Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) to the Safe Chemicals Act...

Lead Ammunition Threatens Wildlife: Lawsuit
2012-06-09 05:11:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Lead bullets are having a major impact on wildlife populations and should be banned, according to a lawsuit filed by seven US conservation groups on Thursday against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The lawsuit follows an unsuccessful petition to the EPA by The Center for Biological Diversity and 100 other organizations that aimed to restrict the use of lead-based ammunition, which accounts for most bullets and shot used by sportsmen across the...

2012-04-10 10:22:27

NSSF Calls Upon Congress to Pass the 'Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act' NEWTOWN, Conn., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday denied yet another frivolous petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) -- an established anti-hunting group -- calling for a ban on the traditional ammunition (containing lead-core components) for hunting and shooting. The National Shooting Sports Foundation...

2012-02-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year's Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Expo returns to Baltimore, MD, and will take place March 5-7, 2012. The event is an ideal venue to bring chemical industry professionals up to speed on the latest chemical management regulations, both domestic and foreign. Attendees are invited to take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to interact with experts in policy areas like the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)...