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06/17/2021

OCTC Commends Ohio Legislature for Passage of Line 5 Resolutions

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) applauds the unanimous passage of Senate Resolution 41 (SR 41) on the floor of the Ohio Senate yesterday. SR 41 urges the Governor of Michigan and the Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to make all efforts to keep Enbridge Line 5 operating. The Ohio House of Representatives passed a similar resolution earlier this year with broad bi-partisan support. The OCTC has been supporting the efforts to keep line 5 open for over two years and testified in support of both resolutions.

“The OCTC commends both House and Senate leadership for taking swift and decisive action to help prevent potential job loss that could be caused by a shutdown,” said OCTC President Jenn Klein. “Ohio legislators have sent a strong message to the Michigan state government that they support Ohio jobs and the industry of chemistry.”

In addition to the 1,200 Ohio refinery jobs that rely on the continued operation of the pipeline, the OCTC recognizes that Enbridge Line 5 is a critical piece of infrastructure for transporting crude oil and natural gas liquids to destinations in the U.S. and Canada. Pipelines are both the safest and most cost-effective way to move crude oil and petroleum products, that ultimately become vehicle and aviation fuels as well as petrochemical feedstocks vital to Ohio's chemistry industry. OCTC will continue advocating for the ongoing safe operation of the line.

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The Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) is the leading advocate for Ohio’s chemical technology industry, the third largest manufacturing industry in Ohio and the third largest chemical manufacturing state in the nation. Since 1988, OCTC has represented the state’s high-tech chemistry community before elected officials, the media and public.

 

Media Contact:
Jennifer Klein
President, Ohio Chemistry Technology Council

614-224-1730
jklein@ohiochemistry.org

 

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