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Mike Donohue

About Mike Donohue

Senior Director, Advocacy Communications | American Chemistry Council
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Why chemical assessments stand to benefit from bipartisan decision from Congress

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – the 40 year-old organization charged with protecting public health and safety using sound, scientific risk assessments – has itself been put under the microscope by the governing body originally responsible for creating it, the U.S. Congress. Presented with mounting criticism of the EPA, Congress took action last Saturday [...]

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How chemistry can help power the U.S. military

It takes a lot of energy to power the U.S. military – the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and the Air Force. With 300,000 buildings on its military installations, which rack up about $4 billion a year in energy costs, it’s no wonder the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is our country’s largest energy consumer. In [...]

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New economic report: Shale gas burning bright for U.S. chemical manufacturers

Access to vast, new supplies of natural gas from previously untapped shale deposits is helping America’s chemistry industry maintain its $720 billion contribution to 26 percent of U.S. GDP despite a slowdown in America’s economic recovery, according to ACC’s 2011 Year-End Situation and Outlook published today. In a news release, ACC President Cal Dooley restated [...]

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“A bright economic future is lying just beneath our feet,” Dooley says of West Virginia, other Marcellus Shale states

In a keynote address during Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s “West Virginia: Energy Powering Economic Development” summit last week, ACC President Cal Dooley told state officials and energy experts that natural gas from the Marcellus Shale could help revitalize American manufacturing in West Virginia and bring new, high-paying jobs to the state. “It has never been [...]

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ALEC approves ACC state model TSCA resolution during annual States & Nation Policy Summit

Representatives of the American Chemistry Council were pleased to present a resolution in support of modernizing the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) at this year’s States & Nation Policy Summit hosted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ACC originally drafted the TSCA resolution in response to mounting NGO resolutions containing unfounded health allegations [...]

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Don’t miss the 2012 Responsible Care Conference & Expo, April 29 to May 2, in Hollywood, FL

The 2012 Responsible Care Conference & Expo will be held April 29-May 2 at The Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. With Responsible Care 4.0 on the horizon, this is a can’t-miss opportunity to learn about the imminent changes to the Responsible Care initiative. The conference will also reinforce the commitment ACC members and Partners [...]

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New Video: Chemistry and the Low Carbon Economy

This week and next, thousands of experts, government officials, industry representatives, and NGOs are meeting in Durban, South Africa for the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to address climate change. The [...]

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Sasol explores exciting new opportunity to build world class ethylene cracker in Louisiana

South African energy and chemicals company Sasol Ltd. today announced that it will conduct a feasibility study for a “world scale” ethylene cracker and derivatives complex near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Such an investment could be worth up to $4.5 billion, the company said. As the second largest chemical producing state, with 23,000 chemical industry employees, [...]

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November in review: A month dedicated to energy innovation and finding ways to secure our nation’s energy future

November has brought many thought-provoking conversations about energy innovation and ways to secure our nation’s energy future: from the White House GreenGov Symposium on products and practices that would improve energy efficiency in government operations, to the Atlantic’s Green Intelligence Forum on green building design and construction, to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s [...]

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This week’s Green Intelligence Forum to focus on energy, environment, sustainable cities; what’s chemistry’s role?

This Wednesday, November 16, leading authorities on energy and the environment will convene at the Green Intelligence Forum: Creating the Sustainable City of the Future, in Washington, D.C. Hosted by The Atlantic, the two-day event promises to “explore macro trends in energy and the environment” on Wednesday and to “examine green intelligence through the framework [...]

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