ACC Responds To State Of The Union Address


Jan 27, 2011

Responding to President Obama’s State of the Union message, Cal Dooley, CEO and president of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), said that the ACC welcomes the strong commitment to job creation and economic recovery.

He went on to note that American chemistry is behind many of the innovations and new technologies that will help create jobs and drive economic growth, including: more clean energy sources, improved infrastructure, more efficient transportation options, and medical advancements that help to bring down the cost of health care.

“Our ability as an industry to compete in an expanding global market and create the high-skilled, high-paying domestic manufacturing jobs the nation needs and advance national goals by continuing to innovate and create new products is directly related to striking the right balance with respect to regulation," says Dooley. "While we were encouraged that the President again called for a review of the federal rules imposed on businesses, we urge the President and Congress to look beyond individual regulations, and to reform the process itself to ensure there is sound economic impact analysis and consistent standards for scientific quality, reliability and relevance. Only by improving the process, can we ensure rational, balanced regulatory outcomes. 

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