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Month: September 2013

ACC responds to WalMart’s ‘Sustainable Chemistry’ policy, highlights industry commitment to product safety

Yesterday, WalMart announced a new policy on Sustainable Chemistry in Consumables, addressing chemicals used in home, beauty and personal care products. The policy focuses on reducing or eliminating specific...

Barrasso amendment would prevent use of flawed estimates for social cost of carbon

Senator Barrasso (R- Wyo.) introduced an amendment this week that would prevent the Administration from relying on revised estimates for the social cost of carbon (SCC) that did not...

Cal Dooley describes enduring benefits of shale gas for U.S. chemical industry (E&ETV)

American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley discussed the enormous advantages that shale gas has bestowed on the U.S. chemical industry and America’s manufacturing sector in a wide-ranging...

Making a material difference in the U.S. automotive industry

Despite recent economic challenges, the automotive industry continues to show signs of growth, with U.S. car sales rising to 14.5 million units in 2012 — a 13 percent increase...

Spray polyurethane foam delivers energy efficiency for high-performing buildings

It’s hard to believe, but winter and cooler temperatures are right around the corner. Some are even predicting a particularly harsh winter for many parts of the country. It’s...