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PoliticsTrump Takes Credit For Plant Announced 5 Years Before Presidency

03:55  14 august  2019
03:55  14 august  2019 Source:   patch.com

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"This never would have happened without me, without us," Trump said at the Royal Dutch Shell ethylene cracker plant in Potter Township, Beaver County.

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Trump Takes Credit For Plant Announced 5 Years Before Presidency© Provided by Planck, LLC, d/b/a Patch Media Trump toured the plant with Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Environmental Protection Agency head Andrew Wheeler. The plant will take ethane from natural gas and, using extreme heat will "crack" it into ethylene - a petrochemical used in plastics and other synthetics.

Trump said the project was dependent on "powerful, clean natural gas. And when the wind stops blowing it doesn't make a difference, does it? Unlike those big windmills that destroy everybody's property values and kill all the birds."

More than 100 people gathered at the Beaver County Courthouse during the president's visit to protest his appearance and the cracker plant.

You can watch the president's entire remarks here:

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