MCC News
3/3/15 - Energy Cost Competitiveness Most Significant Priority for Michigan’s Chemistry Industry in 2015

(LANSING, MI) Energy cost competitiveness topped the list of policy priorities outlined today by the Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) in its 2015 agenda . Noting that “Michigan’s costly energy proves to be a disadvantage to the chemistry industry and is a significant barrier to investment and job growth,” the MCC called for increased competition and effective regulatory oversight to advance energy affordability.

 John Dulmes, the MCC’s executive director, said that the MCC and its members will educate policymakers in Lansing on the importance of energy costs to Michigan’s jobs.

12/18/14 - Michigan Chemistry Council Applauds Passage of Part 201 Reforms

(LANSING, MI) The Michigan Chemistry Council applauds the Michigan Legislature on the enactment of legislation (SB 891) to streamline the cleanup of contaminated properties in the state.

This legislation represents the latest in a series of reforms stemming from recommendations made by the state’s Office of Regulatory Reinvention and involving a wide range stakeholders. SB 891, the most recent statutory proposal, will help clarify a number of definitions under Part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA). It will also provide the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) the authority to approve site-specific cleanup criteria.

9/24/14 - Michigan Chemistry Council Announces Leadership Transition

(LANSING, MI) The Michigan Chemistry Council's Board of Directors has announced that John Dulmes has been appointed as the association's Executive Director, succeeding Cynthia Schulz, who is retiring after serving the Council for 16 years.

Ms. Schulz led the Council successfully for the past six years as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and previously served as its Membership and Administrative Director.

Mr. Dulmes comes to the Council from Washington D.C., where he had served as a federal legislative analyst for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), a national lobbying and trade association. He also has prior experience as a staff member for U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), and as high school history and government teacher with the Teach for America program. He is a graduate of Hope College in Holland, MI.

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