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New Studies Underscore Potential for Increased Waste-to-Energy Facilities as Alternative Energy Sources

Today ACC released a series of case studies on four U.S. counties which turn municipal solid waste into energy using so-called waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities. The studies, which eamined facilities in Marion County, Oregon; Olmsted County, Minnesota; Palm Beach County, Florida; and Westchester County, New York, were conducted by Government Advisory Associates, Inc. of Westport, Connecticut.

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Plastic Bag Makers Call Montgomery County's Bag Tax Punitive and Unnecessary

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today epressed strong disappointment with the Montgomery County Councils passage of a regressive ta on plastic and paper shopping bags. The following statement can be attributed to Shari Jackson, director of the Progressive Bag Affiliates of the American Chemistry Council.

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ACC: EPA Should Stay Boiler MACT Rules During Reconsideration

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) joined other industry groups in filing a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting a stay of its emission standards and regulatory requirements for industrial boilers (Boiler MACT) and solid waste incinerators (CISWI). The joint petition asks for a stay of the rules until the reconsideration process is complete.

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ACC Supports National Nanotechnology Initiative's Role in U.S. Development of Nano Industry

The Nanotechnology Panel of ACC supports and promotes the safe use and manufacture of the products of nanotechnology. The panel believes that federal agencies have a critical role to play in supporting the responsible development and use of nanotechnology. They are also making essential contributions through environment, health, and safety research and related initiatives.

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ACC: Natural Gas Act Could Divert Supplies From U.S. Manufacturers

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today urged caution as Congress considers legislation that would create federal incentives for natural gas vehicles. The New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act (H.R. 1380) was introduced on April 6.

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Plastics Makers Agree: Plastics Don't Belong in Our Oceans

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement to address questions about plastic products and industry activities depicted in the film Bag It!, which may be attributed to Anne Womack Kolton, vice president of communications.