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Shale gas: independent planning is key to reducing environmental impacts of fracking

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 4, 2014)

Funding for scientists, planners and inspectors should be available before any shale gas development begins, a new review recommends. As revenue for such staff is often provided by the development itself, planning, which is vital to provide immediate environmental protection as well as monitoring long-term impacts, is neglected. The researchers ...

Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California

by Associated Press  (Aug. 28, 2014)

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling techniques, the agency said Thursday. The move will end a halt that has stood since a federal judge ruled in 2013 that the federal agency ...

INFLUENCE GAME: Chemical trade tries to shape regs

by Associated Press  (Sep. 12, 2014)

The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles - but also make it tougher for states to enact their own regulations. Many states already have acted on their own - and that's what's gotten the ...

Nine Substances of Very High Concern Listed Under REACH, 10 Others Nominated

by Bloomberg BNA  (Aug. 25, 2014)

The European Commission has officially designated nine chemicals, including one used to make coated galvanized steel, as substances of very high concern, meaning their uses will have to be authorized. In a separate action, Austria, Denmark, Germany and Sweden announced their intent to nominate an additional 10 chemicals as substances of very high ...

California and UC Berkeley win $335,000 in U.S. EPA grants to help students and businesses use green technology to design safer consumer products

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 15, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $335,000 to the University of California Berkeley and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for projects to help businesses and manufacturers reduce hazardous chemicals in consumer products and to train a new generation of engineers, chemists, and product designers to ...

Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules

by Associated Press  (Sep. 18, 2014)

Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday. The center is a partnership between major energy companies, environmental groups and ...

Air pollution from road traffic can raise blood pressure

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 24, 2014)

High blood pressure is linked to long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution, new research suggests. After accounting for lifestyle factors, socioeconomic status and pre-existing health conditions, the researchers found that a rise in traffic emissions of nitrogen dioxide corresponded to a rise in blood pressure of exposed individuals. ...

New OECD Brochure illustrates how Work on using Manufactured Nanomaterials sustainably in Tyres contributes to Green Growth

by Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA)  (Jul. 9, 2014)

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has released a brochure entitled Green growth: chemical safety and biosafety(link is external). In it the organisation explains that ‘innovation through emerging and converging technologies (such as biotechnology and nanotechnology) ...

Spray Drift and Volatilization: Issues to Navigate Carefully as EPA Develops Registration Review Decisions

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Spray drift and volatilization issues increasingly are significant issues in pesticide product risk assessments. Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued drafts of key guidance documents, which focused on issues that were key in the chlorpyrifos petition response, and more recently, at least one registration review ...

Spray Drift and Volatilization: Issues to Navigate Carefully as EPA Develops Registration Review Decisions

by The Acta Group  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Spray drift and volatilization issues increasingly are significant issues in pesticide product risk assessments. Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued drafts of key guidance documents, which focused on issues that were key in the chlorpyrifos petition response, and more recently, at least one registration review ...

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