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ACC: Braskem Acquisition of Part of Marcus Hook Refinery Is Welcome News for Pennsylvania

Todays announcement shows that Americas chemistry industry continues to be a leader in creating and preserving jobs, said Cal Dooley, ACC President and CEO. Braskems commitment to the Marcus Hook polypropylene plant and the North American petrochemical market reflects the significant new U.S. investment being made across our industry.

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ACC: Smart Energy Act Will Advance Industrial Energy Efficiency

The Smart Energy Act will improve U.S. manufacturing competitiveness by identifying regulatory barriers to greater investment in industrial energy efficiency, coordinating research and development of new industrial efficiency technologies, and developing a strategic plan to double the nations production from high-efficiency combined heat and power technologies.

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ACC Applauds House Action to Improve Security Screening Program

The House approved H.R. 3173, a bill that would direct the Department of Homeland security to reform the process for the enrollment, activation, issuance, and renewal of a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to ease the burden for credential holders.

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ACC Tells GSA to Go Back to the Drawing Board

Today, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) spoke out at a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) listening session about the agencys fatally flawed review of green building rating systems for federal government use.

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ACC Welcomes Mexico and Canada to Trans-Pacific Trade Talks

The inclusion of Meico and Canada to the Pacific free-trade talks will enable U.S. businesses to advance eisting commercial relationships with our North American trading partners, while at the same time broadening the scope and impact of the negotiations.

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Congressional Concerns Mounting About USGBC's Flawed LEED Program, Despite Delayed Balloting

ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley is applauding the organizations decision to halt the flawed process, however, that delay alone will not resolve the significant problems in the proposed draft and he calls on USGBC to comprehensively change their process and respond to Congressional concerns, including those epressed by key senators today in a letter to GSA.

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ACC Comments on Markey Announcement

The following statement can be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., of the Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of the American Chemistry Council, in response to Congressman Markeys announcement regarding Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) decision to open public comment on his petition to acknowledge that the marketplace is no longer using bisphenol A (BPA) in infant formula packaging.

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ACC Welcomes Move to Establish Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Russia

We applaud Committee Chairman Ma Baucus, International Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member John Thune, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, and Armed Services Committee Ranking Member John McCain for their commitment to improving trade relationships overseas and for working to create jobs across every sector of Americas economy.

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ACC Welcomes Extension for Reporting Chemical Data

ACC fully supports EPAs need to electronically obtain better information on chemicals to help better prioritize its review of chemicals in commerce and to strengthen public confidence in the regulation of chemicals under TSCA.