Earth Day Statement By Fred Webber, President & CEO, American Chemistry Council

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Chemistry Council

    WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 following is a statement by Fred Webber, President & CEO, American Chemistry
 Council, about Earth Day 2001:
 
     By any measure, the nation's air, land and water are significantly cleaner
 today than when the modern environmental protection effort began in the 1960s.
 As good as the environmental protection system is, however, it is showing its
 age.  It is in need of comprehensive structural improvements.
     The next generation of environmental protection won't be achieved by
 following the strategies of the past.  And it will need more than just money
 to solve the nation's remaining environmental problems-and to protect the
 environmental gains the nation has made.
     The next generation of environmental protection will need to encourage
 more innovation; impel agencies to make more and better use of science;
 establish priorities; encourage partnerships among the state, the federal
 government, businesses and non-governmental organizations; provide flexibility
 and encourage more voluntary actions by businesses; improve the government's
 use and stewardship of information; and increase the public participation in
 decision making by further expanding the right-to-know concept to include the
 federal government.
 
     The American Chemistry Council represents the leading companies engaged in
 the business of chemistry.  Council members apply the science of chemistry to
 make innovative products and services that make people's lives better,
 healthier and safer.  The Council is committed to improved environmental,
 health and safety performance through Responsible Care(R), common sense
 advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and
 environmental research and product testing.  The business of chemistry is a
 $462 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy.  It is the
 nation's largest exporter, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in
 U.S. exports.  Chemistry companies invest more in research and development
 than any other business sector.
 
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SOURCE American Chemistry Council
    WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 following is a statement by Fred Webber, President & CEO, American Chemistry
 Council, about Earth Day 2001:
 
     By any measure, the nation's air, land and water are significantly cleaner
 today than when the modern environmental protection effort began in the 1960s.
 As good as the environmental protection system is, however, it is showing its
 age.  It is in need of comprehensive structural improvements.
     The next generation of environmental protection won't be achieved by
 following the strategies of the past.  And it will need more than just money
 to solve the nation's remaining environmental problems-and to protect the
 environmental gains the nation has made.
     The next generation of environmental protection will need to encourage
 more innovation; impel agencies to make more and better use of science;
 establish priorities; encourage partnerships among the state, the federal
 government, businesses and non-governmental organizations; provide flexibility
 and encourage more voluntary actions by businesses; improve the government's
 use and stewardship of information; and increase the public participation in
 decision making by further expanding the right-to-know concept to include the
 federal government.
 
     The American Chemistry Council represents the leading companies engaged in
 the business of chemistry.  Council members apply the science of chemistry to
 make innovative products and services that make people's lives better,
 healthier and safer.  The Council is committed to improved environmental,
 health and safety performance through Responsible Care(R), common sense
 advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and
 environmental research and product testing.  The business of chemistry is a
 $462 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy.  It is the
 nation's largest exporter, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in
 U.S. exports.  Chemistry companies invest more in research and development
 than any other business sector.
 
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