Jim Cooper

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

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

Crude Oil and Refineries: Part 1

Sometimes when I read articles and blogs about oil and the products made from oil, I get the impression that there is a lack of understanding about refineries and how common products like gasoline are made. I’m going to take...

/ June 17, 2015