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Louisiana chemical plant jobs targeted for protection in John Kennedy bill

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., has filed bipartisan legislation to preserve jobs at two Louisiana chemical plants that manufacture refrigerants, as the world moves away from hydrofluorocarbons blamed for contributing to global warming. The bill, which Kennedy is sponsoring with Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., is aimed at helping an industry that employs 593,000 people in the United States with annual sales of $206 billion.

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