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Senate Provides Welcome Boost to Chemical Safety Board

The Senate provided a very welcome surprise this week by approving the nomination of Katherine Lemos to the Chemical Safety Board (CSB). The move to approve Lemos follows shortly...

100+ Industry Groups Urge White House, Governors, Mayors to Consistently Apply DHS ‘Critical Infrastructure’ Definition

A coalition of industry trade associations and business groups representing a broad swath of the U.S. economy sent a letter to President Trump, governors, mayors and other officials across the country urging them...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (March 20, 2020)

The reports this week were negative and beginning to reflect the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic. Bucking the trend, existing home sales jumped last month. Retail sales were soft, as were revenues at eating and drinking establishments....

U.S. Chemical Industry Has Vital Role to Play in Response to COVID-19

American Chemistry Council President and CEO Chris Jahn today sent a letter to President Trump and all 50 governors reminding them of the U.S. business of chemistry’s crucial role...

Anniversary of Tragic Accidents in Texas Underscore Commitment to Chemical Plant Safety

While everyone is rightfully focused on today’s crisis and doing everything possible to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we cannot afford to overlook other important challenges to...