Policy

Modernized TSCA can and should protect both human health and animal welfare

To date, much of the discussion around improving the way chemicals are regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has focused on the goal of creating a system that is more protective of human health. However, there is another goal that should not be overlooked – protecting the welfare of animals. This important issue […]

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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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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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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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650 California restaurants urge lawmakers to oppose ban on polystyrene foam packaging

On Tuesday afternoon, 650 California restaurants along with numerous local Chambers of Commerce signed a coalition letter urging lawmakers to oppose Sen. Alan Lowenthal’s proposed bill (SB 568) to ban polystyrene foam containers in the state. Prohibiting the use of polystyrene take-out packaging would deal a serious financial blow to food vendors throughout California, including […]

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New ACEEE white paper: “How to Avoid a Train Wreck: Replacing Old Coal Plants with Energy Efficiency”

A major transition is underway in America’s electricity sector as utilities retire coal-fired plants in response to new environmental regulations. Last week, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) published a white paper, “How to Avoid a Train Wreck: Replacing Old Coal Plants with Energy Efficiency,” which outlines how expanded investments in energy efficiency […]

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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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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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