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Month: March 2013

TSCA Work Plan Chemicals Program: What’s working, what more could be done?

EPA is continuing to use the Agency’s existing authority to improve the way chemicals are regulated under TSCA. EPA’s latest approach to conducting targeted risk assessments on priority work...

EPA report marks significant gains in vehicle efficiency, propelled by chemistry

The automotive industry has seen significant improvements in vehicle efficiency in recent years, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual report. Fuel economy values increased by 16 percent...

Retrofitting buildings in the “City of Brotherly Love” for greater energy efficiency

As a city planner and a real estate investor, Philadelphia founder William Penn would appreciate the energy efficiency efforts currently underway in the nation’s fifth-most populated city. With the...

NAFRA companies look forward to working with EPA on flame retardant assessments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a press release this week saying it would begin assessments on 23 commonly used chemicals, including some flame retardants, in order to...

Marcellus to Manufacturing: Ethane fueling chemical industry in West Virginia

During a 2011 visit to the Mountain State, American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley predicted “a golden age in chemical manufacturing in the United States,” with West...