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Roll Call reporter visits Alexandria-based energy recovery facility where Capitol waste becomes Virginia power

In an article posted to Roll Call this morning, reporter Emma Dumain writes about her visit to a Covanta Energy facility in Alexandria, VA, where, through the magic of energy recovery, 90 percent of Congress’ non-recyclable solid waste will be converted to electricity. The Covanta plant already disposes of 350,000 tons of trash per year, […]

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Dooley visits Port of New Orleans, explores promising new chapter in Louisiana shale gas story

The real story of the promise of natural gas for American manufacturing is just beginning to be told. On Thursday, ACC President Cal Dooley visited the Port of New Orleans to explore a potential new chapter in Louisiana’s shale gas story: a $5.4 billion investment in expanded ethylene production capacity. According to an ACC report […]

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‘Chemicals prioritisation needs to be reasoned and efficient,’ Dooley writes in Chemical Watch

With the fate of legislation in Congress up in the air, ACC President Cal Dooley suggests how the review of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) can be improved today in a guest column just published in the October issue of Chemical Watch’s Business Briefing. Our friends at Chemical Watch have granted […]

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Honeywell CEO brings chemistry solutions, business know-how to BRT Energy & Environment Committee

ACC member Honeywell International is no stranger to the energy arena, contributing a wide range of innovative materials and products that help improve energy efficiency in everyday life. So, Business Roundtable’s (BRT) announcement on Monday that Honeywell CEO David Cote would chair the organization’s newly formed Energy and Environment Committee came as little surprise. The […]

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What role should government play in energy production? NAT GAS Act not part of the answer

This week’s question, posed by Amy Harder with the National Journal’s Energy & Environment blog, is especially relevant to ACC President Cal Dooley’s testimony last week before two subcommittees of the House Committee on Ways and Means. In his reply to Harder’s question, Dooley flips an argument that proponents of the New Alternative Transportation to […]

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Chemistry professor and Dow Chemical Co. director, Jacqueline Barton, awarded National Medal of Science

Jacqueline K. Barton, a professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology and member of The Dow Chemical Company’s Board of Directors, was one of seven individuals awarded the National Medal of Science on Tuesday. Many consider the award, presented this year by President Obama, to be the U.S. government’s highest scientific honor. A […]

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Cal Dooley testifies before House Ways and Means Committee, assesses energy tax policy, tax reform, NAT GAS Act

ACC President Cal Dooley appeared before the House Committee on Ways and Means this morning to testify on the importance of a stable, competitive natural gas market to securing America’s energy future. The Committee probed what role, if any, the tax code should play in managing our country’s energy supply. Much of the energy tax […]

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America Invents Act supports innovations in chemistry, touching one in five U.S. patents

President Obama signed the America Invents Act (HR 1249) on Friday, a bill the President says will make a sizable dent in the U.S. Patent Office’s 700,000-application backlog and place reviews for green technology projects on a fast track. The legislation matters to America’s chemistry industry, which spends approximately $50 billion every year to support […]

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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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