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Pallone Denounces Trump Administration’s Proposed Rollback of Risk Management Plan Updates

Nov 21, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement today that it is rolling back key portions of the Risk Management Plan updates, also known as the Chemical Disaster Rule:

“Today, the EPA put workers, first responders, and frontline community members in unnecessary danger by rolling back the Risk Management Plan updates, also known as the Chemical Disaster Rule.  The rule was updated by President Obama in order to strengthen the accountability, preparedness, and prevention of chemical incidents from industrial facilities.  The Energy and Commerce Committee will continue our work to make sure that frontline communities, workers, and emergency responders are protected from the risks of chemical disasters.”

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