Illinois Chemical Industry: President’s bus tour ignores job-threatening EPA regulations

Today, the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) commented on President Obama’s “bus tour” through the Midwest, which includes two stops in Illinois and several others in Minnesota and Iowa. The statement highlights a growing concern among American businesses and associations about federal regulations that could stifle U.S. manufacturing and hinder America’s economic recovery. Specifically, […]

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Dow Corning sponsors US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011

Illustrating its commitment to driving innovation in the solar industry, Dow Corning has announced that it will sponsor the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon this year. The DOE Solar Decathlon, which runs from September 23 to October 2, will challenge 20 collegiate teams “to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, […]

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Letter to the Wall Street Journal: “Shale Gas Is Helping Industry, Too”

The Wall Street Journal has published a letter written by ACC President Cal Dooley in response to a July 26 editorial, “A Tale of Two Shale States.” In the letter, he explained that an abundant supply of natural gas from shale deposits would generate more than 400,000 new jobs in the United States, more than […]

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VIDEO: International Year of Chemistry celebrates innovative minds, products, possibilities

The International Year of Chemistry enters its eighth celebratory month today, and this video by the European Petrochemical Association serves as an excellent reminder of why chemistry earned this global recognition by the United Nations. Can you think of any specialty products that you depend on every day that may not have been included in […]

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Letter to Albany Times Union re: ‘Chemical makers back drilling rules,’ July 21

A few weeks ago, ACC President Cal Dooley traveled to Albany, NY to meet with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office as well as the Times Union editorial board to discuss the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) proposed regulations on shale gas development in the state of New York. The resulting July 21 Times Union editorial, […]

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For every one dollar earned, ExxonMobil contributes almost five to U.S. economy in first half of 2011

You may not be surprised to learn that 96% of all domestically manufactured goods are directly touched by the business of chemistry. We’re a $720 billion enterprise, an essential part of every facet of our nation’s economy, and we put hundreds of thousands of Americans to work in good-paying jobs. And this morning, we can see […]

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2011 ICCA-LRI Workshop: Advancing Exposure Science to Improve Chemical Safety

Last month, the International Council of Chemical Associations’ Long-Range Research Initiative (ICCA-LRI), along with Health Canada, hosted its 2011 workshop, Advancing Exposure Science to Improve Chemical Safety. The workshop was a major success, bringing together nearly 100 toxicologists, exposure scientists, environmental epidemiologists, statisticians and policy experts to promote innovation in the methods and technologies used […]

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Croda’s commitment to sustainability reflected in US headquarters’ new solar energy system

Earlier this morning, I described a chemistry innovation that improves the efficiency of solar cells – yet another example of how chemistry is fueling our nation’s energy future. Today, taking a giant leap forward in the solar arena, Croda, Inc., the global specialty chemicals manufacturer, dedicated a massive, 305 kilowatt solar energy system at its […]

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Chemistry answers call to increase efficiency of solar cells

Chemistry is the source of many innovative technologies that are currently revolutionizing the way we generate and store energy. For example, Silicon Valley startup Innovalight, Inc. has developed a silicon-based ink that, when applied to solar cells, effectively boosts the cells’ ability to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity. The magic is in the chemistry. […]

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Evaluating the science and process behind chemical risk assessment

Regulatory reform, specifically with regard to chemical risk assessment, took center stage this week. On Monday, ACC President Cal Dooley addressed members of the Toxicology Forum at their 37th Annual Summer Meeting in Aspen, CO. Protecting public health and safety is the top priority of government and industry, and Dooley outlined how sound chemical risk […]

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