Archive: October, 2013

More signs from Stanford to the Gulf Coast that natural gas is boosting American chemistry

As the U.S. economy continues to sputter, America’s chemical industry motors along. A recent report by Stanford’s Energy Modeling Forum, for example, estimated that robust and sustainable supplies of natural gas will increase America’s gross domestic product by about $70 billion a year over the next several decades. The “principle industry that will benefit from […]

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ACC welcomes calls for renewed action on the bipartisan CSIA

Moms today are some of the smartest, most educated consumers around. They have to be. With so much misguided advice swirling around about which products to buy and which ones to avoid, moms don’t know who to trust anymore. Yet, more than anyone, they deserve to have confidence that the products they buy and use […]

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In the ‘Land of Lincoln,’ shale gas portends a chemical industry growth spurt [VIDEO]

Mark Biel, executive director of the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois, exudes optimism, thanks to robust supplies of affordable natural gas. “This is the most exciting time to be in the chemical industry in Illinois or the United States that I have seen in the last 20 years and maybe the last 50,” Biel said […]

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Energy Efficient Foam Coalition: ‘Get the Facts about California AB 127’

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law AB 127, which requires a review of flammability standards for all building insulation materials used in the state. Unfortunately, some people have mischaracterized the law. Here’s the truth about what AB 127 does and does not do: AB 127 DOES: Direct the State Fire Marshal, in consultation […]

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What’s missing from Nick Kristof’s latest column?

What is most striking about Nick Kristof’s latest column about endocrine disruption is what’s missing from it. Granted, one has to know the science and regulatory considerations well enough to see all of the angles this article could have and should have covered. But what readers got instead was a very selective viewpoint, revealing a […]

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Safe, affordable drinking water: the California debate over hexavalent chromium

A debate is taking place in California over a proposed maximum contaminant level (MCL) for hexavalent chromium in drinking water. The proposed MCL from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is 10 parts per billion (ppb), one fifth of the current MCL of 50 ppb for total chromium. Everyone agrees that Californians should have […]

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In Europe, hurrahs and hand-wringing over America’s shale gas advantage

Abundant, affordable, American supplies of natural gas from shale have transformed the nation’s economic landscape, driving investment, producing jobs, creating a manufacturing renaissance and increasing household incomes by $1,200 a year (and possibly up to $3,500 by 2025). Across the pond, European thought leaders and corporate executives are deciphering what America’s shale boom means, its impact […]

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Newly adopted energy efficiency standards will improve new homes

Energy-efficient construction reduces the total cost of homeownership by lowering monthly energy bills — a benefit not to be taken lightly, since energy bills are the second-largest monthly expense for homeowners, after mortgage payments. The small, added cost of energy-efficient new construction more than pays for itself in monthly energy savings that benefit homeowners for […]

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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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New video highlights growing interest in technologies that transform waste into energy

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has released a new video that provides a quick overview and some compelling statistics about the benefits of recovering energy from waste. “Don’t Trash Our Energy” explains that energy recovery is happening right now in 86 facilities in 25 states across the U.S. and that emerging technologies in this area […]

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