American Chemistry Council (ACC)

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Washington DC, United States

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is lobbying US climate change policy with predominately negative positions. Despite suggesting support for the UN Climate Treaty in their 2016 communications, the ACC appear to reject the need for dramatic GHG emission reductions and ambitious regulation to respond to climate change in the US. The ACC have strongly opposed the US Clean Power Plan from 2014-17, criticizing the plan in 2016 as unlawful and also taken legal action against it. The ACC also appear to have opposed Boiler MACT and methane GHG emission standards in 2016-17, supporting a 2017 Congressional bill to rescind methane emission limits for the oil and gas industry. The ACC's website states support energy efficiency standards in the US, and in 2015 the organisation appears to have supported energy efficiency goals in California. However, in a 2016 letter to Congress, the ACC has proposed weaker federal government energy efficiency targets. The ACC supports an ‘all of the above’ energy mix that includes an expansion of unconventional gas and the organisation has urged the US government to support the expansion of natural gas infrastructure in 2017. 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 -2 NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance -1 NS NA -2 NS NS NA NA
Need for Climate Regulation 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 1 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
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS