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6/29/17 - Michigan Chemistry Council Calls for Careful Scrutiny of Line 5 Alternatives Print

LANSING, MI, June 29th, 2017 – Michigan Chemistry Council Executive Director John Dulmes today responded to the release of a report examining potential alternatives to the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline:

“We welcome today’s release of the alternatives analysis report. It is an important step toward understanding the tradeoffs of options for delivering the energy that Michigan needs. We recognize there are questions about Line 5, but we also know that pipelines are the safest and most efficient means of moving the resources we rely on.”

“There are also real environmental and economic costs to any alternatives, especially rail or truck transport. In particular, increased use of rail or truck transport of energy products would greatly burden Michigan’s already-strained infrastructure, and multiply costs to other shippers.”

“Every day, our industry transports products that are essential to Michigan's manufacturing sector, agricultural production, safe drinking water, and many other uses. The Michigan Chemistry Council and our members will carefully scrutinize any impacts on these important goods as potential alternatives are debated.”

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is Michigan’s fifth-largest manufacturing sector, supporting more than 80,000 Michigan jobs and generating $147 million in state and local taxes.

 
2/3/17 - Michigan Chemistry Council Applauds FERC Approval of Rover Pipeline Print

LANSING, MI, February 3rd, 2017 – The Michigan Chemistry Council and its members have been vocal supporters of the Rover Pipeline since its proposal more than two years ago. And today, we were thrilled to learn that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted the project its approval. Midstream natural gas infrastructure projects like Rover are critical to the success of MCC’s member companies, who rely on energy resources as both raw inputs and to power their businesses. Rover will facilitate access to affordable, domestically-produced natural gas for the chemistry industry in Michigan, and we appreciate FERC’s timely review and approval.

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is Michigan’s fifth-largest manufacturing sector, supporting more than 80,000 Michigan jobs and generating $147 million in state and local taxes.

 
5/25/16 - Michigan Chemistry Council Applauds House Passage of Historic TSCA Reform Legislation Print

The Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) applauds the passage of historic legislation to update the nation’s chemical management system. On Tuesday, May 24th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R.  2576) by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 403 to 12. The legislation received unanimous support from members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation.[1]

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