MCC News
10/9/15 - Michigan Chemistry Council Calls for Congressional Action to Keep Critical Rail Shipments Moving

The Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) today urged Congressional action to keep critical rail shipments moving, and thanked U.S. Representatives Fred Upton, Candice Miller, Bill Huizenga, and Dan Benishek for sponsoring legislation to address this important issue.

“Freight rail service is essential for the safe transportation of many products vital to our everyday lives, including chlorine disinfectants that keep our water clean, fertilizers that help our farmers feed the world, and basic feedstocks for a wide range of manufactured goods,” said John Dulmes, MCC Executive Director. “Our members and their employees rely heavily upon freight rail to get their jobs done every day. Any disruption in this service will have cascading economic effects across Michigan and our nation.” 

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9-17-15 - Michigan Chemistry Council testimony before the Senate Energy Committee

Please click here for the the testimony by John Dulmes, MCC Executive Director, before a September 17th hearing of the Senate Energy & Technology Committee.

Please click here for the MCC's written comments on SB437 and SB438.

 
9/17/15 - Michigan Chemistry Council Supports Competitive Bidding and Pro-Jobs Energy Policies

LANSING, MI, September 17, 2015 – The Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) today applauded the introduction of legislation that would require the competitive bidding of new energy resources for Michigan’s electric customers.

“Michigan’s ratepayers deserve to know whether they are getting the best return on their investments,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes. “This process would truly allow for an ‘all-of-the-above’ assessment of potential resources, whether it be energy efficiency or demand-side management, new transmission capacity, power purchase agreements, or new generation like natural gas, renewables, or distributed generation.”

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