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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.

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ACC Applauds Inhofe-Johanns Bill Ordering Study of EPA Regulations' Impacts

ACC today welcomed a bill introduced by Senators James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) requiring that federal agencies assess the cumulative energy and economic impacts of several U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Under the Comprehensive Assessment of Regulations on the Economy (CARE) Act, the U.S. Department of Commerce would lead an interagency analysis of a number of EPA rules.

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The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Issues Call for Papers and Posters for 2011 Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 10, 2011) The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council has issued a call for papers and posters to be presented at the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference, scheduled for September 26 28, 2011, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. The event is the leading technical conference for the polyurethanes industry in the United States, bringing together eperts throughout the field in a range of disciplines.

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ACC Welcomes RD Tax Credit Legislation

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today welcomed the introduction of the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011 (H.R. 942), which strengthens the federal research and development ta credit and makes it permanent. The bill was introduced by U.S. Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Teas), John Larson (D-Conn.), Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.).