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North Carolina's Success Relies on American Chemistry

Chemistry Creates, America Competes.

From supply chain, climate, and sustainability challenges to energy efficiency, power delivery, national security, and infrastructure needs, our nation depends on the products and innovations made by America’s chemical industry.  

Chemistry enables electric vehicle production, semiconductors, affordable housing, reliable infrastructure, and effective, modern healthcare technologies. It is the driving force behind everyday products like smartphones and computers.  

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Overregulation Weakens North Carolina's Economy

Of North Carolina adults are concerned that imposing additional restrictions on the chemical sector could disrupt the U.S. supply chain and limit access to critical products like semiconductors, electronics, and healthcare technology.

A surge in new restrictions and lack of coordination between the Biden Administration and its agencies is handicapping the chemical industry’s ability to create products that North Carolina relies on.  

New proposed restrictions could limit access to and increase the cost of essential products, harming the U.S. economy, jeopardizing American competitiveness in the global market, and delaying progress for industries and sectors with urgent and growing needs.   

This jeopardizes our competitiveness in sectors like semiconductor development. North Carolina’s semiconductor industry currently provides over 7,600 jobs and $1.2 billion in exported products in the state. In addition, with its history of being “first in flight,” North Carolina is a hub for the aerospace and defense industry. Smart, science-based regulations are needed to support the state’s key industries as well as manufacturers’ ability to operate and innovate.

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North Carolina Priorities at Risk

We support responsible regulation that puts science first, promotes innovation and supports supply chain resiliency.  

There are currently 13 proposed new restrictions with the potential to directly impact the chemical industry. Some aim to outright ban certain chemistries. Others may regulate chemistries to levels where manufacturing becomes unviable or impossible.  

The growing disconnect between the Administration’s priorities and proposed regulations by its agencies is creating an increasingly untenable situation for chemical manufacturers. For example, the Administration considers the CHIPS Act – a $52 billion investment for domestic semiconductor manufacturing and research – as one of its signature initiatives. North Carolina has announced a new $5 billion semiconductor facility one month after the CHIPS Act was signed into law, helping to bolster domestic chip production and create new jobs. However, proposed restrictions from federal agencies like EPA on chemistries needed to manufacture components for semiconductors and defense applications could undercut these national priorities.    

If enacted, these restrictions have the potential for a detrimental impact on the supply chains for vital technologies, including clean energy solutions like EVs, semiconductors, and many modern healthcare applications. Decreased access and affordability of these essential products could be further consequences of imposing flawed restrictions.

Unless the Biden Administration and Congress take a different approach to how they create and apply regulations, North Carolinians could experience unintended consequences of these policy and regulatory choices at home. When asked about high inflation causing financial strife in the same survey:  

Of North Carolina adults agree now is not the time for new federal restrictions that could increase the cost of goods like vehicles, homes, consumer electronics, and household products.
Of North Carolina Democrats agree now is not the time for new federal restrictions that could increase the cost of goods like vehicles, homes, consumer electronics, and household products.
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Get Involved

For chemical manufacturers, the situation must change. Together, we can address these flawed restrictions.   

Without appropriate oversight and the use of sound science to drive regulation, critical chemistries have the potential to suffer, along with the innovations and jobs that rely on them.  

We call on the Biden Administration, federal agencies, and Congress, to support frameworks that celebrate innovation and accelerate progress. 


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