Dooley: Security is a top priority for the chemicals industry

09/14/2012 | Houston Chronicle

An editorial in the Houston Chronicle mischaracterized the state of chemical security in the U.S., writes American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley. ACC and its members have a history of making security a priority before the federal government requires it, such as the implementation of the Responsible Care Security Code in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Dooley writes. "To date, ACC members have invested more than $11.2 billion to further enhance site, transportation and cyber security at their facilities under the security code, serving as a model for industry and for other regulatory programs," he writes.

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