Blog Comments Policy
The purpose of this blog is to encourage a diverse and constructive discussion on American chemistry. We encourage your comments; your thoughts, ideas and questions are important to us and will help ensure we have a healthy dialogue around one of America’s largest and most innovative industries.
While we will do our best to respond to comments and inquiries that do not violate the Blog Comments Policy, please understand that we will not be able to respond to all comments, and that our response may take several hours or days to appear.
To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or e-mail addresses in the body of your comment.
Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in the discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas regarding media, industry and policy matters.
Topic of Blog
The blog will discuss various topics related to media, industry and policy.
We intend to offer our take on the day’s most compelling industry news and respond to reports that may misrepresent or misunderstand the business of chemistry.
The blog is also intended to bring readers up to speed on the latest industry developments, including economic trends and statistics, health and safety reports, product innovations, professional conferences and other industry activities.
Finally, we invite our readers to join the conversation on current legislative approaches to chemical safety and security, environmental performance, energy security and regulatory reform.
Your remarks should be relevant to the post on which you comment. This is not the place for solicitation, to talk about personal issues, political beliefs, or discuss any other issues not related to media, industry or policy matters.
Our blog is moderated by the DISQUS global comment system. Before you can post a comment, you must log in using one of four social verification tools: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter or Google.
Comments do not need to be approved before they are published. However, comments containing links and/or images must be approved before they are published.
We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate this blog comment policy or that make unsupported accusations.
The views expressed by the authors of this blog, and any commenters on this blog, are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the American Chemistry Council or its member companies.
To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment.
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