A professor of mine at the University of Michigan Law School once said that problems become more solvable when people lower their voices and work things out.
Republican congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas, who represents Wichita, seems to be doing the bidding of the Koch Brothers once again: He has introduced legislation to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing or enforcing a rule to improve the safety of America's most dangerous chemical plants.
A spokesman for the men's employer called the clip "disturbing."
Should we be excited for changes to a law everyone says is broken?
The bill would update regulations governing harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years.
Wait! Bipartisan environmental legislation is happening in Congress!
Richard Denison, the lead senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, said that the group welcomes the House action
More than 134 million people live in danger zones created by about 3,400 U.S. facilities that manufacture chemicals, produce paper, treat water, generate electric power, refine petroleum, or otherwise use or store hazardous materials. Millions more people work in or visit these areas.
There are 12,761 facilities in the U.S. that had registered plans under RMP as of May 2013, including storage facilities
“After speaking to people directly affected by the spill, it is clear West Virginians are still very concerned about the
"They're setting targets that are unattainable," said Manchin. "I've always said, if they're unattainable, they're unreasonable
The 300,000 residents of nine West Virginia counties affected by last Thursday's chemical spill are slowly starting to get notice that they can turn on their taps again. But many are still wondering why they didn't have more information about the potential dangers in their own backyard.
The 300,000 residents of nine West Virginia counties affected by last Thursday's chemical spill are slowly starting to get
I've heard Obama administration officials describe chemical plant safety as a national security issue. I find that encouraging. It is a national security issue that poses a real threat to our people, just as, say, Iran's nuclear program does.
The proposals were initially due at the end of October, but were delayed by the government shutdown. The document was released