Jim Cooper

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Jim Cooper is the Senior Petrochemical Advisor for AFPM. To learn more about AFPM, visit AFPM.org.

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Petrochemicals

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Petrochemicals

Preface: So, I was asked if we can somehow tie Moon Day with petrochemicals. I said that I’m pretty sure space suits are made from synthetic materials, so that’s a pretty good tie-in. Well, it turns out that the space...

/ July 19, 2017

TSCA Reform is a Done Deal: Now What?

President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act into law on June 22, 2016. The law requires a number of actions to be taken by EPA within the first couple of years of enactment....

/ July 6, 2016

The Case for Industry-initiated Risk Evaluations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

I remember a few years ago when we were discussing a new regulatory approach being proposed in Europe that would put more of the burden of ensuring chemical safety on industry. It was touted by environmental groups around the world...

/ March 10, 2016

Veterans Day: Petrochemicals in Special Operations

As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, I take great pride in acknowledging my comrades in all services during this week, in which both Veteran’s Day and the Marine Corps Birthday are celebrated. I’ve been looking forward to...

/ November 9, 2015