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WASHINGTON (February 10, 2015) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement following the release of a broad energy strategy by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.).

"We applaud Chairman Upton for his dynamic effort to modernize America's energy strategy. The  shale gas revolution is creating historic opportunities for our country, but our policies lag behind. The plan's focus on infrastructure, workforce development and energy savings addresses shortcomings in the current system and will help ensure manufacturers can continue to invest and hire in the United States.

"We also look forward to Senator Murkowski's comprehensive energy plan, which is expected to strengthen the nation's electric grid, expand domestic supplies and improve efficiency. With energy demand rising and our energy system ever more interconnected, it's imperative that we update our policy now.

"The chemistry industry has begun or is planning 222 projects-new facilities, expansions and factory re-starts-worth $137 billion in new U.S. investment. All have been made possible by plentiful and affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids from shale formations. We hope to work with Congress to move their proposals forward."

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