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/en/pressroom/newsreleases/ 2017/march/FY-2017-fed-budget- response.html
ACS media quotes opposing elimination of CSB funding were reported in Bloomberg News, Forbes and Chemistry World.
Additional ACS actions:
=B7 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)
=B7 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.
=B7 ACS is working on developing a Congressional "Dear Colleague" letter to generate congressional support for CSB FY18 funding.
=B7 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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