WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today welcomed signs of growing support in Congress for stopping the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations for stationary sources. A GHG bill introduced by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 255-172 today. In the Senate, which considered a series of amendments yesterday, stopping EPA's rules drew significant support.
"We are encouraged by these votes, which signal growing momentum toward stopping EPA's GHG regulations," said Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council. "Lawmakers from both parties agree this is a critical issue for the country, economic recovery and protecting American jobs. Congress must stop EPA so that business growth and hiring can continue."
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $674 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation's largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation's critical infrastructure.
SOURCE American Chemistry Council