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EPA Quashes Chemical Safety Rule to Ease ‘Burden’ on Industry

The Environmental Protection Agency today repealed major safety requirements for chemical, agro-chemical and petroleum plants, which President Obama’s administration put in place to protect workers and people who live near more than 12,000 such facilities across the nation. In announcing revisions to the EPA’s Chemical Safety Rule, agency chief Andrew Wheeler hailed the rollback as a win for industry, stating that it “reduces unnecessary regulatory burdens” for chemical and petrochemical plants, among other industrial facilities.  Read more....



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