World Economic Forum / Christian Clavadetscher

Dow CEO warns of price tag on clean-energy plans

Jim Fitterling says the chemical company supports net zero carbon targets, but warns against restrictions on natural-gas use.
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Dave Dickey: The courts' awful dithering on chlorpyrifos must end

After looking at the facts, anyone with half a brain would say the pesticide chlorpyrifos has no place in agriculture.

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Here is who's behind the global surge in single-use plastic

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French court dismisses case over Agent Orange use in Vietnam

A French court has dismissed the case of a French-Vietnamese woman who sued 14 companies that produced and sold the powerful defoliant dioxin Agent Orange, used by U.S. troops during the Vietnam War
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Toxics

Dow Chemical backs effort to use New York City’s drinking water on Long Island

New York state has approved a treatment system to effectively remove the chemical 1,4-dioxane from Long Island’s water system. But one advocacy group, backed by Dow Chemical, is suing to have the area use New York City’s water instead.
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Justice

As the West burns, Trump administration races to demolish environmental protections

Polluters and their agents in government want to finalize as many environmental rollbacks as possible before the presidential election.
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Early results ‘good news’ for Dow Chemical post-flood riverbank dioxin testing in Michigan

Michigan regulators are encouraged by preliminary test results that show low pollutant levels in sediments deposited in the Tittabawassee and Saginaw river floodplains downstream of the Dow Chemical Co. complex following historic flooding.

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Toxics

Dam failure threatens a Dow chemical complex and Superfund cleanup

Floodwaters surged toward Midland, Mich., and one of the nation’s most extensive toxic cleanup sites, raising concerns of a wider environmental fallout from the dam disaster.
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Toxics

Michigan: Threat of toxic contamination looms after dam failures trigger flooding

Catastrophic flooding triggered by dam failures in Michigan could potentially release toxic pollution from a site contaminated by the industrial giant Dow Chemical.

www.ozy.com
Justice

Brazil’s big agricultural strategy: pesticides

The South American nation is bucking the global trend.
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Toxics

These emails show a Trump official helping her former chemical industry colleagues

A lobbyist turned senior Agriculture Department official repeatedly shared information with her former industry on policy and enforcement. “It’s highly inappropriate conduct,” said one ethics expert.
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Toxics

Plastic backlash leads to bets on old recycling technology

Big makers and users of plastic packaging are betting on a recycling technology, chemical recycling, that has failed for decades to take off, as new rules push them to find ways to cut waste and greenhouse-gas emissions tied to plastic.

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Justice

New EPA rules aim to reduce toxic emissions. But many 'Cancer Alley chemical plants won't have to change

The proposed rules reducing emissions across the country would not apply to many of Louisiana’s chemical plants. These facilities release tons of dangerous, cancer-causing chemicals like ethylene oxide, and more plants are on the way.
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Toxics

Dow Chemical plant explosion in Plaquemine rattles windows, shakes homes but no injuries

A tank at a glycol processing unit at Dow Chemical's plant in Iberville Parish exploded with a loud boom Sunday morning.

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