3/14/16 - Michigan Chemistry Council Continues to Work for Energy Competitiveness & Environmental Stewardship in 2016

For 2016, energy cost competitiveness and environmental stewardship continue to be significant priorities for the Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) and its member companies. Again topping the list of the organization’s annual policy priorities was a call for energy affordability, through policies that increase competition and provide effective regulatory oversight of Michigan’s energy markets. MCC’s Executive Director John Dulmes said, “We brought a lot of attention last year to the problem of Michigan’s sky-high electric rates, and we expect that – if energy legislation is passed this year – it will address our key concern for energy competitiveness to grow jobs in the state.”


For 2016, the MCC also supports regulatory reform in the areas of air, water, waste, and remediation & redevelopment. In particular, the MCC will work to provide leadership and boost plastics recycling in Michigan. Other areas of focus for the business of chemistry in Michigan include education & skilled trades training, infrastructure solutions, energy production, and homeland security.

 The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is Michigan’s third-largest manufacturing sector, supporting nearly 120,000 Michigan jobs and generating $127 million in state and local taxes.

 For more information, please visit www.MichiganChemistry.com