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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, March 18

2:35 PM MDT | March 18, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:

Berkshire Hathaway is acquiring Lubrizol in a $9.7 billion all-cash deal that values the company at $135/share.

After the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the industry is trying to figure out what the impact will be.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has voted to restrict EPA's ability regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act.

Eastman is discontinuing production of two phthalate plasticizers, diethyl phthalate and dibutyl phthalate.

Around the Web:


An editorial in the New York Times discussed the future of plastic.

A new analysis finds that the northeastern U.S.'s regional cap-and-trade program for power producers has saved money and jobs, in Grist.

The Society for Science in the Public Interest's flickr photostream has photos of the Westinghouse/Intel Science Talent Search winners from 1942 to today.

If you're wondering how you can help in Japan, Google has a handy list of resources.














 
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