Climate Change

American Chemistry Council (ACC)

InfluenceMap Score
E
Performance Band
33%
Organisation Score
Sector:
Chemicals
Head​quarters:
Washington DC, United States

American Chemistry Council is lobbying US climate change policy with mixed, although largely negative, support. Despite suggesting support for the UN Climate Treaty in their communications, American Chemistry Council appear to reject dramatic GHG emission reductions and ambitious regulation to respond to climate change in the US. American Chemistry Council have strongly opposed the US Clean Power Plan from 2014-17, criticizing the plan in 2016 as unlawful. It has also taken legal action against the legislation in 2016. American Chemistry Council also appear to oppose Boiler MACT and methane GHG emission standards in US, supporting a 2017 Congressional bill to rescind methane emissions limits for the oil and gas industry. American Chemistry Council appears generally supportive of energy efficiency standards in the US, including in California, advocating in favour of CAFE standards in a 2012 consultation response. However, in a 2016 letter to Congress the American Chemistry Association proposed weaker Federal government energy efficiency targets. American Chemistry Association supports an ‘all of the above’ energy mix that includes an expansion of unconventional gas. Furthermore, it opposed policy in 2016 to limit American offshore oil and gas production and has been a vocal supporter of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance -1 NS NA -2 NS NS NA NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NA -1 NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support NS 0 NA NA NS NS NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 1 -1 NA 2 1 NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -1 -1 NA -2 -2 -2 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -2 -2 NA -2 -1 -2 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA