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Chemistry: The Science Behind Sustainability

American Chemistry Council

For more than a century, chemistry has enabled solutions to some of the world’s most daunting challenges. Over time, our challenges have grown more complex as we seek to sustain the health and well-being of Earth’s growing population and its natural environment.

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Reflections a year after Hurricane Harvey

By Hector L. Rivero, President & CEO, Texas Chemical Council and the Association of Chemical Industry of Texas.

In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast with unprecedented flooding, dozens of deaths and an estimated $200 billion in damage. Every industrial site along the Texas coast was impacted in some way by Hurricane Harvey and the record rainfall in its wake.

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Texas Gulf Ports Preparing to Handle Still Greater Volumes of Diverse Cargo

Reprinted courtesy of American Journal of Transportation

Military cargo activity is on the rise at the Port of Port Arthur, including maneuvers entailing movement of more than 1,400 pieces of U.S. Army equipment plus more than 600 soldiers from Hawaii to Fort Polk, in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, to be followed by return transport after exercises are completed. While port officials look to continue to benefit from project cargo arriving for numerous nearby refinery expansion undertakings, forest products remain a staple at the Port of Port Arthur, with dimensional lumber imports from Europe joining such longtime cargos as wood pulp imports from Brazil and Kraft linerboard exports to Europe.

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Houston Ship Channel Golf Tournament

April 11, 2019

Timber Creek Glolf Club, Friendswood

Golden Triangle Crawfish Boil

May 8, 2019

ISTC / Beaumont

South Texas Legislative Update & Luncheon

June 20, 2019
11:00AM-1:00PM

Flint Hills / Corpus Christi

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