Chemical Safety Bill Raises Industry Concerns

Law360, New York (September 28, 2009, 2:47 PM EDT) -- Chemical and petrochemical manufacturers have expressed concern about a bill aimed at expanding regulations for facilities using potentially hazardous chemicals that could be vulnerable to a terrorist attack, arguing that a provision allowing “citizen suits” would unnecessarily put the industry at risk.

In a letter sent to the chairman and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Monday, 27 industry groups — including the American Petroleum Institute, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines, and the Chemical Producers and Distributors Association — argued that allowing...
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