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3/2/21 - Sustainability Solutions Lead Priorities for Michigan’s Chemistry Industry in 2021

LANSING, MI, March 2nd, 2021 - Recycling and climate change solutions, workforce development reforms, investments in emergency response resources, and a successful COVID response topped the list of 2021 policy priorities announced today by the Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC).

“The business of chemistry is increasingly focused on sustainability challenges like recycling and climate change, and we will be working to drive solutions for our state in these areas,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes.

“We believe there can – and must – be progress on these big issues, even as we work to promote a competitive manufacturing sector and ensure a successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These are bipartisan issues, and we will be actively engaged in the legislative and regulatory arenas to get things done on behalf of our industry and the essential role it plays.”

For 2021, the MCC will also support policies to ensure energy cost competitiveness, promote talent and workforce development, and invest in the state’s emergency response resources.

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is one of Michigan’s largest manufacturing sectors, supporting more than 80,000 Michigan jobs and directly impacting more than 96% of all manufactured goods.

 
2/3/21 - Michigan Chemistry Council Commends Appointments to Council on Climate Solutions

LANSING, MI, February 3rd, 2021 – The Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) today welcomed Governor Whitmer’s appointments to the new Council on Climate Solutions, including experts on manufacturing and energy efficiency.

“The Michigan Chemistry Council appreciates the Governor’s strategic approach to developing a climate plan that will meet long-term challenges while supporting our state’s competitiveness and key industry sectors,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes.

“The business of chemistry helps enable innovations like solar panel materials, lightweight and electrified vehicles, and energy-efficient buildings. We are especially encouraged to see particular attention to many of these areas, as well as the need to preserve the energy-intensive manufacturing jobs in our state.”

“The MCC and our companies look forward to working with all partners to develop climate policies that help address this issue while growing jobs and increasing our state’s competitiveness.”

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is one of Michigan’s largest manufacturing sectors, supporting more than 80,000 Michigan jobs and directly impacting more than 96% of all manufactured goods.

 
9/23/20 - Michigan Chemistry Council Commends Governor Whitmer’s Climate Action Goals

The Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) today welcomed Governor Whitmer’s announcement of climate goals and the collaborative development of long-term sustainability solutions for our state.

 “The business of chemistry recognizes the need for climate solutions and appreciates Governor Whitmer’s leadership in moving our state forward in addressing this challenge,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes.

“The business of chemistry plays a critical role in achieving a sustainable future by enabling innovations like solar panel materials, batteries for electric cars, and lightweight vehicle parts. We are particularly encouraged by the Governor’s attention to energy-efficient buildings as a key pathway to reducing our state’s carbon emissions. And as a significant manufacturing sector, our industry is continuously reducing its own energy use and impacts.”

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