Policy

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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White House GreenGov Symposium seeks to boost energy efficiency in federal government; chemistry can help

A key takeaway from this week’s White House GreenGov Symposium is that, when it comes to “greening” the Federal Government, especially by improving energy efficiency, chemistry has an essential role to play. ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley applauded the federal government’s attention to energy efficiency in a statement released Tuesday. Following on the heels […]

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NRDC report misses the point; Getting chemical risk assessments right is in the interest of us all

Getting chemical risk assessments right is in the interest of us all – a crucial point overlooked by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in their recent report questioning EPA’s ability to assess chemicals through the Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). ACC supports efforts to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to reflect […]

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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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