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Chemical Security

Countdown: Deadliest Chemical Accidents Since 2009

Diana Ruiz | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Diana Ruiz

It's been a year since Obama signed an executive order directing federal agencies to modernize chemical plant safety and security policies. Since then federal agencies tasked with developing new requirements for all chemical facilities in the United States have moved painfully slow.

New York Times Calls on Lisa Jackson to Tackle "the Risk From Chemical Plants"

Kevin Grandia | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia

The New York Times today called on EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to use her authority under the Clean Air Act to require dangerous chemical facilities to use safer processes, instead of storing large quantities of poison gases.

Peter King Ignores Poison Gas Disaster Threat to New York City

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Peter King appears more interested in political posturing and appeasing chemical industry lobbyists than tackling real terrorist threats like the risk of a poison gas disaster in New York.

In The Public Interest : How Many Reminders Do We Need Before We Act to Reduce Chemical Accident Risk?

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Hitchcock

We've had more than enough reminders in the U.S. that accidents involving hazardous chemicals can cause fatalities, serious injuries, large-scale evacuations and significant property damage.

A Firefighter Speaks Out On the Need for Real Chemical Security

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

110 million Americans live with the risk of a large-scale chemical disaster, and many of those are the brave citizens who respond when the worst happe...

Latest Sell-Out: Dems Moving to Gut Chemical Security Bill, Risking Millions of Lives

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Art Levine

Democrats have apparently been cowed by intensive industry lobbying and Republican legislators' talking-points at recent hearings denouncing the new bill as a jobs-killer.