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Articles Tagged with ''American Chemistry Council''

US lawmakers pass chemical facility security bill

July 9, 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to authorize the Department of Homeland Security to establish standards protecting chemical facilities from terrorism.
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US chemical output slightly up in December

February 5, 2014
Last year was generally positive for the U.S. chemical industry but the outlook for 2014 is even better, according to the American Chemistry Council.
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US chemical industry to spend $68.7 billion on R&D by 2018

January 7, 2014
U.S. chemical output is projected to increase by 2.5 percent in 2014 and by 3.5 percent in the following year.
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American Chemistry Council calls for 'comprehensive approach' to safety for rail transport

December 16, 2013
The American Chemistry Council has called on the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to implement a more effective strategy to ensure rail safety and prevent incidents with trains transporting chemical substances by rail.
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US chemical production falls slightly in September

November 15, 2013
Chemical production activity in the United States dropped by 0.4% in September, following a revised 0.2% decline in August.
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Major US chemical industry projects set to spend near $30 billion on equipment

September 1, 2013
A recent report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) includes a very optimistic economic outlook for the Chemical Processing Industries (CPI) through the year 2020 due to investments linked to low-cost shale gas.
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Shale gas leading to $72 billion in US chemical-industry investments, half-million jobs

July 12, 2013
Abundant shale gas has transformed America’s chemical industry from the world’s high-cost producer five years ago to among the world’s lowest-cost producers today. Thus, the United States enjoys a decisive advantage in the cost of producing basic petrochemicals.
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American Chemistry Council backs new law on toxic chemicals

April 12, 2013
Following the introduction of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013, the American Chemistry Council agreed that an update of the Toxic Substances Control Act was necessary.
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Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program lacks transparency

March 15, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made notable progress on implementing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, but there is still room for improvement.
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Recycling rate for plastic bags, films growing in US, ACC report shows

February 27, 2013
More than 1 billion pounds of post-consumer plastic bags and films were collected for recycling in the United States in 2011, a new report from the American Chemistry Council has shown.
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