ACC seeks delay in EPA plan to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions

03/29/2010 | · Chemical Week (subscription required)

The chemical industry continues to pressure the Environmental Protection Agency to delay greenhouse-gas rules so that Congress can enact legislation that will benefit both the environment and the economy, said Cal Dooley, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council. "We have a number of companies that not only are poised to create jobs and increase investment, but also to create green jobs and products that will result in greater energy efficiency and reduce emissions," Dooley said. "But these funds are not going to be invested in the short term if EPA finalizes their rules because the regulations that would result ... would delay these facilities by up to 24 to 36 months."

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