A House Homeland Security subcommittee April 14 approved a bill (HR 901) that effectively extends chemical plant security rules put in place by the Bush administration. Chemical industry groups applauded, while Greenpeace said it puts public safety at risk. Various trade publications reported the action, although most mainstream media did not.
"BP and Dow Lose Power; Shelter-In-Place Issued" (Galveston Daily News)
"NACD Commends Subcommittee for Passing Bill to Extend Chemical Security Program" (PR Newswire)
"Rep. Lungren's Bill Is a Rubber Stamp For the Chemical Lobby" (Greenpeace)
"House Subcommittee Votes To Extend CFATS by Seven Years" (Agra-Net)