An update on the American Chemical Society's response to the administration's proposal to eliminate funding for the Chemical Safety Board can be found at:
Live links to the news stories and the letters mentioned below can be found at this web site.
Hours after the White House released its FY18 budget, ACS issued a press release opposing the budget.
ACS media quotes opposing elimination of CSB funding were reported in Bloomberg News, Forbes and Chemistry World.
Additional ACS actions:
å• ACS, along with several other organizations sent a letter to Congressional appropriators urging them to include FY18 funding for U.S. CSB (see blog post for links to these letters)
å• ACS is working with AIChE on a webinar to be recorded on 4/25 featuring CSB Chair Vanessa Sutherland and representatives from AIChE and ACS speaking about the role of CSB and its important mission in promoting safety in the chemistry enterprise.
å• ACS is working on developing a Congressional ‰??Dear Colleague‰?? letter to generate congressional support for CSB FY18 funding.
å• CSB will be taking part in the ACS Board of Directors Legislative Summit on April 25 ‰?? goal is to foster greater collaboration between CSB and ACS
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