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Obama Administration Responds to West, Texas Tragedy with Executive Order on Chemical Safety

This post was also written by Peter Cassidy. Following the April fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, both Congress and the Executive Branch discussed a number of legislative and regulatory responses to this tragic event. The Obama administration has taken the first step by issuing an Executive Order on chemical safety and security issues for … Continue Reading

Federal Controls For Chemical Plant Safety: Controversy Continues After Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

This post was also written by Peter Cassidy. The April 17, 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, has sharpened the ongoing debate over the adequacy of present federal safety requirements for chemical facilities. With over 14 persons killed and some 200 injured, controversy exists over the cause of the explosion. Congress and … Continue Reading