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Safeguarding chemical facilities: Our round-the-clock responsibility, every day of the year

Responsible Care® companies do not stand down from their commitments to safety and security, even in the case of a partial government shutdown. Despite the recent government furloughs, ACC members continue to enforce protections for facilities, communities and the nearly 800,000 men and women who come to work every day for our industry. ACC’s Responsible [...]

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DHS Personnel Surety Program shows good progress on security enhancements

The U.S. chemical industry proudly employs nearly 800,000 men and women across the 50 states. Many are based in chemical facilities where they help manufacture products that are critical to the everyday health and well-being of our nation. That’s why ACC believes it’s important to work with the federal government to ensure that individuals with [...]

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Cybersecurity for the chemical industry: It’s all in a day’s work

There continues to be a fair amount activity around cybersecurity in our nation’s capital, and this week — dubbed “Cyber Week” the U.S. House of Representatives — will be no different, as House leaders looks to work in a proposal passed out of the House Intelligence Committee with bipartisan support. ACC would like to give [...]

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The Right Stuff: ACC’s Alternate Security Program

When President Obama last month made securing America’s critical infrastructure one of his Administration’s top priorities, ACC members were already underway with the rollout of a new effort designed to streamline and improve the implementation of the nation’s primary chemical security regulatory program, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). INFOGRAPHIC: Enhancing Chemical Security This new [...]

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CFATS: Progress and a path forward

A representative from The Dow Chemical Company testified before Congress today, the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as part of the chemistry industry’s ongoing commitment to work with policymakers to create an effective and efficient regulatory framework that enhances chemical security. Specifically, Dow’s chief security officer Tim Scott updated members of the House Energy and [...]

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Enhancing chemical security: Our commitment to safeguarding communities

ACC member companies recognize the importance of safeguarding chemical facilities and are committed to protecting their employees and the communities in which they operate. That’s why, following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, ACC members took action to enhance security at their facilities by adopting the widely-praised Responsible Care® Security Code. Responsible Care® Security Code Since 2001, chemical [...]

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New York Times loses further ground in its exposé on chemical plant security

The New York Times editorial board continues to blend old news with misinformation in its poorly constructed exposé on the security of U.S. chemical facilities (“The Danger Downwind,” May 3, 2012). Defending the communities in which we operate from potential terrorist threats is a top priority of U.S. chemical manufacturers. It’s reflected in the measures [...]

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Efforts to safeguard chemical facilities cannot be overstated, but the promise of old ideas can

An editorial appearing in the New York Times last week reads more like a teaser to an action movie – overblown and out of touch (“The Risk From Chemical Plants,” May 3, 2012). All one needs to do is take a closer look at the facts to get an accurate picture of the progress that [...]

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Letter to Congress: Pass legislation to extend CFATS, continue chemical security enhancements

In a letter to Congress on Tuesday, ACC President Cal Dooley updated members on the progress the chemistry industry, along with our public and private partners, has made to enhance chemical security over the past decade. Additionally, in an interview with Homeland Security Newswire this week, Dooley reiterated the need for Congress to pass legislation [...]

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