ACC: Advocacy report ignores $8 billion spent on chemical security

08/9/2010 | Chemical & Engineering News

An advocacy group reports that 14 chemical companies, including DuPont and Dow Chemical, spent nearly $70 million lobbying against chemical-security legislation in 2008 and 2009. Scott Jensen, a spokesman for the American Chemistry Council, said the report by U.S Public Interest Research Group omits "the more than $8 billion our members have invested to safeguard their facilities or that we continue to support the successful security regulations already in place." Jensen added, "Every year, ACC publicly discloses its lobbying activities, and every year groups like PIRG view it as an opportunity to distort our position on critical issues like chemical security."

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