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Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (August 7, 2020)

The reports this week on July activity were fairly positive. Light vehicle sales continued to rebound and the ISM purchasing manager surveys indicate that both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors are gathering momentum. All eyes were on...

EPA’s Benefit-Cost Proposal Will Improve Regulatory Process

On June 4, EPA moved a step closer to improving the Clean Air Act (CAA) rulemaking process with a proposal to enhance consistency and transparency in considering the benefits...

Are you ready for #ACCAugust 6.0? We are!

This week we will be launching into the sixth year of #ACCaugust. For the last six years, ACC has connected our amazing member employees with the elected officials who...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (July 31, 2020)

The reports this week were mixed. The long-awaited report on 2nd quarter GDP came in as expected: a historic collapse of activity. That said, it is a backward-looking indicator. It likely reflects a deep decline in April and we have since moved on....


No, Microplastics Are Not The “New Acid Rain.” Not Even Close.

ACC is committed to helping people better understand what we know, based on science, about microplastics and their potential effects on people’s health and the environment. Plastic waste in...