Policy

Energy recovery should be part of President Obama’s “all of the above” approach to domestic energy

During a visit to a Colorado Air Force base on Friday, President Barack Obama continued to embrace the use of America’s abundant natural gas. This follows last week’s State of the Union address when the President endorsed an “all of the above” approach to energy production in America. “Even if we tapped every drop of […]

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SOTU: Energy and manufacturing a blueprint for a stronger union

In a video message previewing his State of the Union Address, President Obama said he’ll talk about energy and manufacturing as part of a “blueprint for an economy that’s built to last.” The President first linked these priorities at an “Insourcing American Jobs” forum earlier this month, where a White House report singled out shale […]

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Shale gas bringing “several hundred thousand new manufacturing jobs” within reach, White House says

Industrial towns across America have struggled in the face of plant closures and outsourcing for years, but natural gas from shale deposits is helping to bring U.S. manufacturing into a new era of global competitiveness, according to a White House report making a splash in Washington last week. Released in conjunction with President Obama’s “Insourcing […]

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EPA chemical risk assessment program, though broken, is not beyond repair

In the latest of a series of concerns regarding EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System, or IRIS, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported on Monday that EPA continues to face “both long-standing and new challenges” in bringing this critical part of our chemical regulatory system to working order. In other words, there is still more […]

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Think twice: NRDC banks on misleading you about its BPA petition with FDA

Today, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) posted a statement on its blog about an agreement reached with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a deadline for action on a petition NRDC had filed. Sounds like no big deal, right? Under normal circumstances, it wouldn’t be. But that statement so crosses the lines of […]

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ALEC approves ACC state model TSCA resolution during annual States & Nation Policy Summit

Representatives of the American Chemistry Council were pleased to present a resolution in support of modernizing the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) at this year’s States & Nation Policy Summit hosted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ACC originally drafted the TSCA resolution in response to mounting NGO resolutions containing unfounded health allegations […]

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Senator Mark Udall says energy innovation is key to winning global economic race

Policy experts, public officials and advocates found common ground on key energy issues last Thursday at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s (ITIF) annual Energy Innovation conference in Washington, D.C. During his keynote speech, Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) contended that energy innovation is key to winning the global economic race and challenged federal and state governments, […]

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Video: Dooley illustrates “manufacturing golden age” brought about by shale gas during U.S. House natural gas revolution forum

The shale gas boom and what it means to our domestic energy security continues to attract the attention of industry leaders, academics and policymakers around the country. Yesterday, ACC President Cal Dooley joined many of these thought leaders and members of Congress in a leadership forum exploring the jobs and innovations fueled by the natural […]

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TSCA turns 35; chemistry industry continues to voice support for updating the law

The law that regulates the production and use of chemicals, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), turned 35 last month, and we remain committed to updating the federal law so consumers can have confidence that the products they buy are safe for their families. Calling for bipartisan reforms to our nation’s chemical regulations system requires […]

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People in New Hampshire support smarter chemical regulation? So do chemical manufacturers!

It’s a common refrain from activists that the chemical industry has delayed efforts to modernize the law that regulates the production and use of chemicals. But what’s conveniently omitted from their assertions is the fact that the American Chemistry Council, the largest organization representing manufacturers of chemicals, is an active and vocal proponent of reform. […]

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