From the Source: EPA -- House Bill Could Delay Review of Toxic Chemicals 'Indefinitely'

Apr 17, 2015 9:15 AM ET

"Blood-free" minerals scheme must be binding, EU lawmakers say

Reuters. European importers of minerals from conflict zones should be forced to certify their goods "blood-free", an influential group of EU lawmakers said on Tuesday, seeking to toughen a proposal to prevent the financing of warlords in Africa.


Dispatch from Brazil: Corruption and enforcement report for 2015 Q1

FCPA Blog. Here are some notable items from January through March this year in Brazil in connection with corruption, enforcement, and compliance. 


Apparel retailers partner with NGO to make factories more sustainable

Green Retail Decisions. National retail brands including Target, Levi's, H&M and Gap are teaming with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to make their suppliers' factories in China more sustainable, according to a Mother Jones report.


European Parliament debates the proposed Conflict Minerals Regulation 

The National Law Review. On March 19, the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament (INTA) met to debate the amendments to the conflict minerals regulation that were proposed by its members. 


EPA: House bill could delay review of toxic chemicals 'indefinitely'

The Hill. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is concerned that a House proposal to reform the nation’s toxic chemical laws could “delay evaluations for some of the most dangerous chemicals indefinitely,” a top official said Tuesday.



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