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Washington Give and Take

10:55 AM MDT | August 1, 2007 | Robert Westervelt Robw@Chemweek.Com

Chemical makers have notched some key victories in Washington over the past two years, most notably on the plant security and natural gas fronts. However, activity in Washington last week, particularly concerning proposed energy legislation, demonstrates that a more challenging environment lies ahead. Politicians are already gearing up for the 2008 presidential election in the U.S., which is likely to slow some legislative activity. Also, if a Democratic president is elected in 2008, industry could be put on the defensive on critical issues including natural gas...

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