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State senator urges Pennsylvania to revamp building code review process

Our nation’s model building codes are updated on a three-year cycle, which allows for continuous review and improvement of the state codes for construction of residential and commercial buildings....

A chemical industry economic revival, on the Bayou and beyond, thanks to shale gas

Robust and affordable supplies of natural gas from shale are providing enormous economic benefits for Louisiana that will endure for decades, Martha Moore, ACC senior director of policy and...

EPA’s latest GHG rules highlight Administration’s unfinished business on energy policy

Now more than ever, America needs a true all-of-the-above energy strategy. A proposal announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week shows how much remains to be...

Chemical industry’s commitment to product safety along the value chain

The 3rd Annual Safer Consumer Products Summit, held last week in Washington, D.C., brought together regulators, chemical producers, consumer product manufacturers, NGOs, consultants and other stakeholders to talk about...

New study: Flame retardants tested do not increase fire fighters’ exposure to dangerous smoke

The peer-reviewed journal Fire Technology recently released a study showing that flame retardants do make a difference in preventing and slowing the spread of fire. The study also found...