Archive: September, 2011

More jobs possible from natural gas drilling offshoots; shale fact sheets for MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, WV

Steve Bennish’s piece in the Dayton Daily News this morning adds rich context to ACC’s newly developed fact sheets on shale gas investment opportunities in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia. Though statistics vary from state to state, you’ll find that each of the fact sheets tells the same story: [...]

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What role should government play in energy production? NAT GAS Act not part of the answer

This week’s question, posed by Amy Harder with the National Journal’s Energy & Environment blog, is especially relevant to ACC President Cal Dooley’s testimony last week before two subcommittees of the House Committee on Ways and Means. In his reply to Harder’s question, Dooley flips an argument that proponents of the New Alternative Transportation to [...]

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Chemistry professor and Dow Chemical Co. director, Jacqueline Barton, awarded National Medal of Science

Jacqueline K. Barton, a professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology and member of The Dow Chemical Company’s Board of Directors, was one of seven individuals awarded the National Medal of Science on Tuesday. Many consider the award, presented this year by President Obama, to be the U.S. government’s highest scientific honor. A [...]

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American chemistry geared up for U.S. military march toward clean energy innovation

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has embarked on a stalwart march toward clean energy innovation, as America’s chemistry industry gears up for what may become one of the military’s greatest tactical maneuvers of the 21st century. Grist’s David Roberts thinks the military’s storied move is all about “technology, the changing face of warfare, geopolitics [...]

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Cal Dooley testifies before House Ways and Means Committee, assesses energy tax policy, tax reform, NAT GAS Act

ACC President Cal Dooley appeared before the House Committee on Ways and Means this morning to testify on the importance of a stable, competitive natural gas market to securing America’s energy future. The Committee probed what role, if any, the tax code should play in managing our country’s energy supply. Much of the energy tax [...]

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Ohio panelist on shale gas: ‘Mother nature gave us a great gift. You either play the hand, or you fold it.’

At The Ohio State University on Wednesday, ACC President Cal Dooley led a panel discussion on the promise of energy-rich Marcellus and Utica Shales to Ohio’s economy and power supply, and how policy makers, new infrastructure and a qualified workforce can help deliver on that promise. The expert panel, one of many at the Ohio [...]

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West Virginia “a big winner in shale gas development,” Dooley tells Charleston Daily Mail

ACC President Cal Dooley met with Daily Mail business editor George Hohmann on Monday to discuss West Virginia’s role in capitalizing on one of the most exciting domestic energy developments of the past 50 years: access to vast, new supplies of natural gas from previously untapped shale deposits. The Charleston newspaper had previously taken interest [...]

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America Invents Act supports innovations in chemistry, touching one in five U.S. patents

President Obama signed the America Invents Act (HR 1249) on Friday, a bill the President says will make a sizable dent in the U.S. Patent Office’s 700,000-application backlog and place reviews for green technology projects on a fast track. The legislation matters to America’s chemistry industry, which spends approximately $50 billion every year to support [...]

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Modernized TSCA can and should protect both human health and animal welfare

To date, much of the discussion around improving the way chemicals are regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has focused on the goal of creating a system that is more protective of human health. However, there is another goal that should not be overlooked – protecting the welfare of animals. This important issue [...]

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Best way to grow economy and create jobs? Robust development of domestic shale gas

On Monday, National Journal reporter Amy Harder asked her Energy & Environment readers, “Where Does Energy Fit Into Obama’s Jobs Plan?” Though the President didn’t mention the word energy in his national address last week, ACC President Cal Dooley thinks the best way to grow the economy and create jobs is to ensure the continued [...]

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