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11/01/2016: DENNIS HART NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CHEMISTRY COUNCIL OF NEW JERSEY
November 1, 2016 (Trenton, NJ) -- The CCNJ Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Dennis Hart as the Chemistry Council of New Jersey’s new executive director.

06/15/2016: Obituary of Hal Bozarth, Executive Director of the CCNJ
Harold Charles Bozarth Jr., “Hal”, executive director of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey, died on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

01/25/2016: TOTAL TRI EMISSIONS FOR NJ CHEMICAL SECTOR DOWN 94% SINCE 1988
The Environmental Protection Agency released its 2014 TRI (Toxics Release Inventory) data to the public on January 21, 2016, which demonstrated once again the chemistry industry’s commitment to protecting the environment, and the health and safety of its workers and communities in which they operate.

03/13/2015: CCNJ EXPRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT EPA'S PROPOSED OZONE STANDARDS
As an association representing the business of chemistry in New Jersey, including manufacturers large and small, we are deeply concerned about the harmful impact that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to make ozone standards more stringent could have on the still struggling economy. Ozone standards at the levels considered in EPA’s proposal could push much of the country into “nonattainment” – where local communities face burdens to commercial and industrial activity not only vital to creating jobs, but also to providing tax revenue that support important local services like public safety and education. This proposal’s hardship to the American worker is real and immediate, while the benefits are unverified and uncertain. Therefore, we strongly urge you to retain the current ozone standard when finalizing this proposal.

01/15/2015: TOTAL TRI EMISSIONS FOR NJ CHEMICAL SECTOR DOWN 93% SINCE 1988
The Environmental Protection Agency released its 2013 TRI (Toxics Release Inventory) data to the public on January 14, 2015, which demonstrated once again the chemistry industry’s commitment to protecting the environment, and the health and safety of its workers and communities in which they operate.

05/21/2014: THE NEW JERSEY COALITION FOR AFFORDABLE POWER COMMENDS THE NJ BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES FOR REACHING A FAIR SETTLEMENT, PROTECTING ALL RATEPAYERS, IN THE ENERGY STRONG CASE
May 21, 2014 (Trenton) – The New Jersey Coalition for Affordable Power (NJCAP) joins our coalition partners, including the New Jersey Large Energy Users Coalition (NJLEUC) and AARP, in supporting the settlement agreement regarding PSE&G’s Energy Strong proposal and adopted by the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) today.

01/22/2014: CCNJ APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE AND THE NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE FOR THE ENACTMENT OF LEGISLATION (A-4543) EXTENDING TIME FOR COMPLETION OF REMEDIAL INVESTIGATION
January 22, 2014 -- (Trenton, NJ) – The Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) commends Governor Christie and the Legislature for the swift enactment of Assembly Bill No. 4543, which authorizes the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to extend the deadline for the completion of remedial investigations of certain contaminated sites prior to the department undertaking direct oversight.

10/31/2013: THE NEW JERSEY COALITION FOR AFFORDABLE POWER CALLS ON BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES TO REJECT PSE&G’S $3.9 BILLION ENERGY STRONG PROPOSAL
October 31, 2013 (Trenton) – This week AARP and the New Jersey Large Energy Users Coalition (NJLEUC), members of the NJ Coalition for Affordable Power (NJCAP), and the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel, submitted expert testimony concerning Public Service Electric and Gas Company’s $3.9 billion Energy Strong Program, which is before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. These experts, after reviewing the company’s proposal and other relevant information, have all called on the Board to reject Energy Strong. Based on this review and testimony, NJCAP formally announces its opposition to the PSE&G Energy Strong Program and urges the NJ BPU to reject the proposal.

05/15/2013: NEW JERSEY CONSUMER ADVOCACY GROUPS AND TRADE ASSOCIATIONS FORM A COALITION TO ADVANCE ENERGY POLICY THAT PROTECTS ALL RATEPAYERS FROM HIGHER ENERGY RATES, WHILE ENSURING THAT THE LIGHTS STAY ON
May 15, 2013 (Trenton, NJ) – New Jersey’s extraordinarily high energy rates and the approximately $8 billion in energy proposals before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the New Jersey Legislature have brought together AARP New Jersey, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ), New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA), New Jersey Large Energy Users Coalition (NJLEUC), New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG), and the New Jersey Main Street Alliance to form the New Jersey Coalition for Affordable Power (NJCAP).

02/20/2013: THE CHEMISTRY COUNCIL OF NEW JERSEY, REPRESENTING AN ENERGY INTENSIVE INDUSTRY, OPPOSES PSE&G’S $4 BILLION PETITION
The CCNJ calls upon the Board of Public Utility, legislators and other elected officials in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, to be mindful of all ratepayers when reviewing the multi-billion dollar proposals in additional utility costs that purportedly reflect the costs of storm recovery or improvements to the reliability of utility infrastructure in advance of “the next Sandy.” While CCNJ does not question the need for storm relief and reliable utility systems, there is a significant concern that the crisis created by Sandy is being used as a pretext for the advancement of ineffective and unnecessarily expensive utility programs.

02/06/2013: NEW JERSEY’S CHEMISTRY SECTOR CONTINUES TO DEMONSTRATE ITS COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency released its 2011 TRI (Toxic Release Inventory) data to the public, which demonstrated once again the chemistry industry’s commitment to protecting the environment and the health & safety of its workers and communities in which they operate.

05/25/2012: 2012 essential2(R)life 5K Benefits American Red Cross
$26,000 Raised By the Annual 5K Event