The American Chemistry Council on Thursday praised Dow Chemical's plan to build an ethane cracker in Texas. "Dow's announcement is further evidence that the chemistry industry is a growth engine helping to revitalize America's manufacturing sector," said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. "Thanks to abundant, affordable natural gas, the nation's chemical companies have entered an era of renewed global competitiveness, which can help generate new domestic investment, jobs and manufacturing exports."

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