public health advocates

Lawsuit Seeks Disclosure of Chemicals in Name-Brand Cleaners

Lawsuit Seeks Disclosure of Chemicals in Name-Brand Cleaners

NEW YORK, New York, February 20, 2009 (ENS) – A coalition of state and national groups is dragging the makers of some of the nation’s best known brands of cleaners into a New York court, seeking disclosure of the chemical ingredients in their products and the health risks they pose. Filed in State Supreme Court,…

Governors Fume Over Bush's Last Minute Air Pollution Rule

Governors Fume Over Bush's Last Minute Air Pollution Rule

WASHINGTON, DC, November 24, 2008 (ENS) – A bipartisan group of six Northeastern governors is urging the Bush administration to abandon a plan that would relax pollution control requirements on power plants, saying the proposed rule would increase air pollution and threaten public health. The concerns raised by the governors echo worries expressed by environmentalists…

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…

New U.S. Smog Rules Clouded by Controversy

New U.S. Smog Rules Clouded by Controversy

WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration has tightened federal air quality standards for smog-forming ozone, but not to the extent recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific advisers. The decision was met with dismay by state and local air quality officials, public health advocates and environmental groups, who contend the…