EPA oversight of CFATS is unnecessary, say industry groups

The Environmental Protection Agency should assert its oversight of the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards by using authority granted by the Clean Air Act, said former EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman. That action would be unnecessary, according to the American Chemistry Council. "ACC and its members support a host of federal programs that regulate chemical safety and security to help safeguard all of their employees and communities," the group said.

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