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House and Senate Hearings to Address Changing Energy Markets

WASHINGTON (May 13, 2015) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement prior to hearings in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the House Energy and Power Subcommittee to examine energy infrastructure legislation.  

"We welcome this week's hearings examining America's energy infrastructure needs. The nation is changing how it makes and uses energy, and our delivery systems must keep pace. New natural gas pipelines, along with new sources of power generation and transmission and a flexible, resilient grid, will help keep energy and electricity reliable and affordable for manufacturers. We urge lawmakers to update policies to support infrastructure investment and timely permitting.

"Chemical companies have begun or announced plans to invest more than $140 billion in the United States 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."

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