dangerous chemicals

California First in Nation to Enact Green Chemistry Program

California First in Nation to Enact Green Chemistry Program

SACRAMENTO, California, September 30, 2008 (ENS) – California will reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals in consumer products and the environment under legislation signed Monday in Los Angeles by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The two bills enable the state to take more responsibility by 2011 for identifying and regulating dangerous chemicals and for analyzing safer alternatives. Governor…

Eco-Justice Groups Sue Over Chevron Refinery Expansion

Eco-Justice Groups Sue Over Chevron Refinery Expansion

RICHMOND, California, September 8, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental justice groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the Richmond City Council’s approval of Chevron’s refinery expansion project. At issue is an environmental review that the groups claim concealed the fact that the expanded refinery would process heavier, dirtier oil, resulting in higher levels of air pollution and…