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WASHINGTON (January 9, 2015) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today urged swift passage of H.R. 161 , the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, which was re-introduced this week by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS).

"We applaud Congressmen Pompeo for championing legislation that will expedite approval of natural gas pipelines. Chemical companies plan to invest more than $135 billion in the U.S. in the form of new plants, expansions and factory re-starts, adding hundreds of thousands of jobs to our economy by 2023. Pipelines will be vital to transport natural gas from production sites to facilities around the country.

"Modernizing the pipeline permitting process will support U.S. manufacturing growth while helping to keep energy and electricity reliable and affordable. We urge swift passage by the House and prompt consideration by the Senate."

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