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EPA welcomes FDA to chemical screening collaboration

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has welcomed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to a federal agency collaboration that involves chemical testing

New law sets formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2010

President Barack Obama (D) has signed into law an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act that sets formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products sold in the United States as of January 1, 2013

All things legislative and regulatory

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2010

During a March 9, 2010, hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health, several chemical industry executives testified that they favored reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) amid growing public awareness about exposure to chemicals through products and environmental emissions

Louisiana bill aimed at closing Tulane Environmental Law Clinic dies in Committee

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2010

The Louisiana Senate Commerce Committee has reportedly shelved a bill (S.B. 549) that would have shut down the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic

Consumers taking new shots at product manufacturers

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2010

With an increasing number of companies touting their products as "green" or "environmentally friendly," consumers have reportedly begun challenging those claims in court complaining that they paid more for products that did not meet their expectations

Cancer Panel report says environmental chemicals causing “grievous harm”

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2010

Described by the media as "landmark" and "extraordinary," the President's Cancer Panel newly issued 2008-2009 Annual Report claims that the National Cancer Program has not adequately addressed the "true burden of environmentally induced cancer."

DOD warns EPA chemical toxicological assessment vulnerable to challenge

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2010

In comments submitted on a final draft toxicological review, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has apparently warned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its August 11, 2010, Integrated Risk Information System assessment for 1,4 dioxane is vulnerable to a Data Quality Act (DQA) challenge

Ninth Circuit allows Peruvian toxic exposure claims to proceed in US courts

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Peru, USA
  • -
  • December 9 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that an oil company failed to meet its burden of proving that Peru would be an adequate alternative forum in litigation by indigenous people claiming injury from the company's operations in their country

Flea and tick collars to carry cancer exposure warning in California

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2011

A California court has approved a consent judgment between the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and a number of makers and retailers of flea and tick collars

Crocs agrees to pay penalty for selling unregistered antimicrobial shoes

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2011

Crocs, Inc. has entered a consent agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that requires it to pay a $230,000 civil penalty for marketing certain shoe products in 2009 and 2010 with the claim that they killed or controlled bacterial growth