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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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“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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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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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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“America needs the shale revolution,” led by American chemistry, manufacturing

Natural gas from shale deposits could be a game changer for the domestic chemistry industry. Not only would an abundant supply of natural gas create an energy and feedstock cost advantage over our global competitors, it would benefit those outside our industry as well. In a recent report, Shale Gas and New Petrochemicals Investment: Benefits […]

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