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Blumenauer: Kenya plastics concern could be ‘flashpoint’ for trade panel

September 1, 2020 at 6:21 PM
Petrochemical industry efforts to influence U.S.-Kenya trade talks could be a “flashpoint” for House Democrats this fall, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said on Monday, citing fears that the Trump administration could pressure the African country to undo laws limiting what he called the “horrific” proliferation of plastics. Blumenauer, chairman of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee, said the industry was trying to “limit what countries can do -- even something as simple as” Kenya’s ban on plastic bags, a...

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