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Plastics Producers Ready to Help Automakers Meet Mileage and Emission Goals, Urge Agencies to Expand Credit

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today submitted written comments on a federal proposal to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in passenger automobiles and light trucks. The federal rulemaking is a joint effort of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and will increase Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE standards.


Recycling of Plastic Bags and Wraps Climbs 50 Percent in Five Years

The recycling of post-consumer plastic bags and wraps a category known as plastic film reached a record high of nearly 972 million pounds in 2010, according to a national report developed by Moore Recycling Associates, Inc. on behalf of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).


ACC Explains to House Committee How the Quality of Science Used to Review Chemicals Can Be Improved

In testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, American Chemistry Councils Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Mike Walls, commented on the quality of science being utilized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other agencies to assess chemicals and offered potential improvements.


ACC and Chlorine Institute Urge STB to Reject Proposal That Would Undermine the Safe Transport of Essential Chemicals

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Chlorine Institute (CI) issued the following statement on comments filed by several associations representing shippers (including ACC and CI) with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) urging the Board to reject a proposed tariff on Toic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) shipments that would indemnify railroads against all liabilities, ecept to the etent those liabilities are caused by the negligence of the railroad.


ACC Report Finds New Supplies of Natural Gas Could Create Thousands of Manufacturing Jobs, Boost State Revenue and Grow Michigans Economy

Abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas from shale could produce more than 19,000 permanent, high-paying chemical manufacturing jobs in Michigan, revitalizing the states industrial base, driving economic growth and boosting eports while generating tens of million of dollars in much-needed state revenue, according to a report issued by the American Chemistry Council.


NAFRA Responds to Flame Retardant Study

The American Chemistry Councils North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) today released the following statement regarding the Washington Toics Coalition and Safer States study, Hidden Hazards in the Nursery.