Sunday, June 12, 2011

In Case You Missed It - The Week of June 5-June 11

* EPA revealed the ingredients in 150 chemicals that industry had claimed should be trade secrets.  The chemical compounds revealed were from 104 Toxic Substances Control Act health and safety studies (Chemical & Engineering News).   

* Surprise! (Not.) The US is falling behind many European and Asian counties in commercial development of green technologies, due in part to lagging U.S. energy policies (NY TImes).

* Environmental groups filed suit in the 11th Circuit challenging the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement determination that there would be no significant impact from new exploratory deepwater drilling by Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. off the Alabama coast (Huffington Post).

* Did you know that many countries celebrate World Environment Day on June 5?  Check out this terrific set of environmentally-related photos taken June 4 and 5 in India and Nepal (

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