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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, May 13

2:39 PM MDT | May 13, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:

M&G is the latest company to announce new construction plans on the Gulf Coast, in the form of a world-scale PET and PTA facility.

DuPont, meanwhile, is investing $500 million to build a TiO2 production line at its plant in Altamira, Mexico.

At ChemSpec USA 2011 in Philadelphia, industry leaders were focused on sustainability and outreach.

On the other side of Pennsylvania, at Pittsburgh Chemical Day, industry experts sang the praises of the Marcellus Shale.

A new report by a panel of the National Research Council says that climate change mitigation must be a priority for U.S. policymakers.

Around the Web:

Republican presidential candidate, and Huntsman hair, Jon Huntsman now says that cap-and-trade "hasn't worked," in a marked change from earlier statements, in Politico.

Huntsman is not the only GOP presidential candidate who has flip-flopped on cap-and-trade, The Atlantic notes.

The Texas House of Representatives has approved a bill requiring disclosure of fracking chemicals, AP reports.

The Koch brothers, billionaire owners of Invista and numerous energy concerns, received influence over hiring decisions in an economics department at Florida State University in exchange for a donation, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

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