ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley on 2012 Election: President Obama Can Harness U.S. Chemical Industry as Engine of Growth for America

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U.S. Chemical Manufacturers Ready to Get to Work on Comprehensive Energy Strategy,
Pro-Growth Policies and Rational, Science-Based Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 7, 2012)American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement in response to Tuesday’s election results: 

“On behalf of ACC and our member companies, I congratulate President Obama on his re-election as President of the United States, and all those elected on Tuesday to represent their constituents in Congress and in state capitals across the country.

“As one of the most fundamental industries in America’s manufacturing sector, we look forward to working with President Obama and bipartisan leaders in Congress to advance an agenda that will enable strong economic growth, domestic energy security and rational, science-based approaches to regulation. Sound policies and regulations will be critical to continuing the recent growth our industry has experienced—creating jobs, expanding exports and enabling innovations that Americans rely on every day to make their lives healthier, safer and more convenient. With the right approach to economic, energy and environmental policy from the Administration and Congress, the chemical industry can serve as an engine that drives growth throughout our economy.  

“Likewise, we will continue our work with governors and state legislators across the country to promote wise policies and regulations that will enable our industry to innovate and grow. Particularly in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Michigan, Texas and Louisiana, we look forward to working with leaders to support the responsible development of vast natural gas resources that are enabling a manufacturing renaissance, driven by chemistry, in those states and around the nation.”