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2011-04-19 13:12:00

NEWTOWN, Conn., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following continued attacks by anti-hunting groups to ban traditional ammunition (ammunition containing lead-core components) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, Representative Scott Tipton (R-Colorado-3) became an original co-sponsor of bipartisan legislation (H.R. 1558) to clarify the longstanding exemption of ammunition and ammunition components under the act. The Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting...

2011-04-19 13:02:00

NEWTOWN, Conn., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following continued attacks by anti-hunting groups to ban traditional ammunition (ammunition containing lead-core components) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, Representative Vern Buchanan (R-Florida-13) became an original co-sponsor of bipartisan legislation (H.R. 1558) to clarify the longstanding exemption of ammunition and ammunition components under the act. The Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting...

2011-04-18 15:46:00

NEWTOWN, Conn., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following continued attacks by anti-hunting groups to ban traditional ammunition (ammunition containing lead-core components) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, Senators Jon Tester (D-Montana) and John Thune (R-South Dakota), co-chairmen of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, introduced bipartisan legislation (S. 838) to clarify the longstanding exemption of ammunition and ammunition components under the act....

2011-04-18 15:41:00

NEWTOWN, Conn., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following continued attacks by anti-hunting groups to ban traditional ammunition (ammunition containing lead-core components) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, Representatives Jeff Miller (R-Fla.-1st) and Mike Ross (D-Ark.-4th), co-chairmen of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R. 1558) to clarify the longstanding exemption of ammunition and ammunition components under the...

2011-04-14 15:55:00

Reiterates Strong Support for Modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Chemistry Council (ACC) President & CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement after the introduction of the "Safe Chemicals Act of 2011" by U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health: "We thank Senator Lautenberg for his longstanding leadership on this vital but complex...

2011-04-14 15:31:00

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles T. Drevna, president of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, issued the following statement today on the introduction of legislation by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) that would dramatically change the Toxic Substances Control Act: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO) "We continue to support the responsible modernization of our nation's chemical safety laws. Nothing is...

2011-04-14 14:28:00

Toxic Chemicals Contribute to Chronic Disease Epidemic, Sector Says WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care sector leaders are urging Congress to move swiftly to pass chemical reform legislation, citing the measure as critical to public health protection. As Senators introduce comprehensive legislation intended to overhaul the nation's chemical regulatory system (the "Safe Chemicals Act of 2011"), the health sector is highlighting the link between preventing...

2011-02-03 11:41:00

RACINE, Wis., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability for SC Johnson, testified today on behalf of the company before the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health of the Committee on Environment and Public Works on the need to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). "There is a clear consumer and business case for modernizing TSCA, a statute that has not been...

2011-02-03 09:23:00

Modernization Done Right Good for Consumers and Jobs WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In testimony before the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley reiterated the Council's desire to work with Congress and stakeholders to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). "The American Chemistry Council and our member companies support...

2011-01-13 15:00:00

KETTLEMAN CITY, Calif., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management of the Central Valley today announced that Wenck Associates, Inc. has completed an extensive PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) study at WM's Kettleman Hills Facility, which found that PCBs treated, stored and disposed at the facility do not have an adverse impact on human health or the environment. "The evaluation done of PCBs in soil in the Kettleman Hills Facility in conjunction with U.S. EPA was unusual in its level...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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