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Obama Signs Order for Increased Safety and Oversight at Chemical Plants

A few months after a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, President Barack Obama signed an executive order today that aimed at increasing safety and oversight of chemical plants across the country. In a series of measures, various federal, state and local agencies would share more information and look […]

Senator Calls For Greater Oversight of Fertilizer Plants

In a letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry and governors of other states today, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) called on state leaders to do more to prevent disasters atĀ fertilizerĀ plants like the one last April in West, Texas. “The federal government isn’t doing enough right now, and I’m going to lay out what I think we […]

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