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November 30, 2012
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  • ACC: Shale gas leading to new investment in Pa.  LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Making the Most of Parcel Boundary Data
For a growing list of industries, the importance and widening use of parcel boundary and property data continues to grow. Thankfully, alternatives to traditional parcel acquisition efforts are now available through cost-effective and ready to use solutions. Read our guide to smart decision-making using parcel boundary data
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  • U.S. Chamber CEO calls for production-friendly policies
    The U.S. should take advantage of domestic oil and natural gas development opportunities to address its fiscal concerns, said Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The country, however, may miss out on this chance if it fails to implement energy policies that support production, he said. Such policies need to allow expanded access to offshore areas and federal lands and restructure permitting procedures, Donohue added. The Washington Times (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • N.Y. regulator postpones decision on fracking
    A decision on whether to lift a ban on hydraulic fracturing in New York was delayed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The move came after the agency determined that it needed more time to assess the drilling technique's effects on public health, a DEC spokeswoman said. Reuters (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ACC: Economics of shale gas can benefit N.Y.  LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Canadian plastics group relies on alliance with ACC
    The Canadian Plastics Industry Association partners with the American Chemistry Council and has praise for its Plastics Make it Possible campaign. "Working together provides one voice for the plastics industry in North America," said CPIA President and CEO Carol Hochu. "We work together to defend against product attacks." (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Don't let your meetings get stuck in the bike shed
    Too many high-level meetings fall prey to "bike-shedding" -- the notion that smart, powerful people will quickly sign off on important issues they barely understand but will spend hours arguing over trivial issues they think they understand, such as whether to build a bike shed. Avoid this trap by giving your team the information they need to make big decisions and shielding them from the small ones, advises Dan McCarthy. "If you’re the leader, exercise your decision making authority on the trivial stuff," he writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
ACC News 
  • GlobalChem 2013: Save the date
    The American Chemistry Council and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates will host the GlobalChem Conference and Exhibition at the Gaylord National at National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 25 to 27, 2013. Hear the latest on key priority issues and prospects for TSCA reform legislation in the new Congress, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory priorities for 2013, including updates on TSCA Work Plan Chemicals; EPA Confidential Information Policy; and Significant New Use Rules and their policy implications for chemicals in articles. Learn more about the conference and agenda. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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