Sen. Vitter, champion on job creation, economic growth, honored with ACC Distinguished Leadership Award

In a reception held at our offices last night, ACC President Cal Dooley presented Sen. David Vitter with ACC’s Distinguished Leadership Award. As a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Sen. Vitter has worked hard to advance public policies that support innovation […]

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Next Wednesday: Cal Dooley to moderate Ohio Energy & Economic Summit panel discussion

Next week, at the Ohio Governor’s 21st Century Energy & Economic Summit, ACC President Cal Dooley will moderate a discussion on the impact of the Marcellus and Utica Shales on the Ohio economy. Of the four panel members, two are executives from ACC member companies: Bayer Corporation President & CEO Gregory S. Babe, and Momentive […]

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E&E TV: Cal Dooley discusses prospects for clean, conventional energy following President’s jobs speech

In an interview airing today with E&E TV’s Monica Trauzzi, ACC President Cal Dooley makes a strong case for U.S. manufacturing job growth as a result of increased shale gas production. He also discusses ACC’s proposal for a comprehensive, scientifically-based prioritization system that could be used by the EPA to determine which chemicals warrant additional […]

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NYT: “Obama Skips Clean Energy to Avoid a Political Battle on Jobs”

A Friday piece in The New York Times/ClimateWire pointed out that President Obama didn’t mention the word “energy” even once in his speech last night. ACC President Cal Dooley, interviewed for the article, said the President indeed missed an opportunity to build bipartisan support for a comprehensive energy policy: In a statement immediately following the […]

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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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“Shale gas can help grow jobs,” Cal Dooley writes in Hill Congress Blog

On Wednesday afternoon, The Hill’s Congress Blog published an opinion piece written by ACC President Cal Dooley in advance of President Obama’s highly anticipated jobs speech tonight. We’ve written before about federal regulations that make it more difficult for American manufacturers to expand, invest and hire in the United States. Below, Dooley offers a case […]

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Prioritization process important first step toward achieving world-class chemical management system

Today, I am pleased to announce ACC’s development of a chemical prioritization process that should help improve our nation’s chemical management system under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). We believe this system will help EPA create a clear process to determine which chemicals may require further scientific evaluation and which do not. Developing a […]

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Tufts University: World’s smallest electric motor made from a single molecule

ACC considers nanotechnology to be an enabling science capable of bringing about the next wave of innovation in science and engineering. And this single-molecule electric motor, measuring only one nanometer across, is another reminder of the endless possibilities nanotechnology brings to the innovative mind – especially to the “changing face of chemistry,” as the article […]

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Chemistry innovations improve life jacket design, enhance water safety this Labor Day weekend

If you’re a metro D.C. resident like me, you’re likely headed for water and sunshine along the beaches of the Eastern Shore this Labor Day weekend, or maybe a quiet canoe ride across Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake, or a whitewater rafting trip down the Gauley River. Whichever you choose, chemistry will have your back. Literally. […]

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Post-doc introduces world’s first nanotube-reinforced, polyurethane turbine blade

Innovation in the wind energy sector often demands bigger, lighter and more durable turbine blades that will last longer, capture more wind, and more efficiently convert the wind’s energy into electricity to power our cities and towns. With chemistry’s help, Marcio Loos, a post-doctorate researcher at Case Western Reserve University, may have found the winning […]

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