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RSS FeedsEnvironmental justice advocates blast Trump EPA for `dangerous´ rollback of chemical disaster rule
(WorldNews Environment)

 
 

22 november 2019 05:25:58

 
Environmental justice advocates blast Trump EPA for `dangerous´ rollback of chemical disaster rule
(WorldNews Environment)
 




Environmental justice groups condemned the Trump administration Thursday for catering to the chemical industry after the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rollback of Obama-era disaster prevention measures that were implemented to protect workers at and residents of communities with chemical plants. The Trump EPA’s changes to (pdf) crafted under former President Barack Obama came after years of delays and industry opposition to stricter regulations. “Those who work in or live near a chemical or petroleum plant are already at far greater risk than the average American,” Environmental Working Group (EWG) president Ken Cook said in a statement. “Today’s...
 
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