California restaurant owner says business will suffer if state bans plastic foam containers

There are many voices in the debate on whether to ban plastic foam containers from California restaurants and take-out counters. Yesterday, Associated Press reporter Sheila Kumar gave small businesses a well-deserved opportunity to speak for themselves on the issue. In Kumar’s article, you’ll hear from concerned restaurant owner Gary Honeycutt, who says Sen. Alan Lowenthal’s […]

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Eastman Chemical growth story featured on cover of Chemical Week magazine

Since its founding in 1920 by George Eastman, the Eastman Chemical Company has become an industry success story – one that earned a spot on the cover of the latest issue of Chemical Week magazine. Eastman specializes in chemicals, plastics and fibers that go into products consumers use every day. From the paint on our […]

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NYT: DOE Natural Gas Subcommittee report on hydraulic fracturing a “sensible way forward”

A New York Times editorial this morning discussed the U.S. Department of Energy’s Natural Gas Subcommittee draft report on hydraulic fracturing – calling the report a “sensible way forward.” ACC found the report’s approach reasonable in two important respects. First, the DOE report attests to the enormous potential of shale gas to drive job creation […]

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How can Washington green America’s economy? ACC’s reply to the National Journal

ACC President Cal Dooley today posted a comment on the National Journal’s “expert” blog on Energy & Environment in response to reporter Amy Harder’s question, “How Can Washington Green America’s Economy?” It’s a challenging question, but one to which ACC has given a lot of thought. I’ve included Cal’s response below. As always, you are […]

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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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