Scott Pruitt Shows No Remorse in Compromising Safety of American Workers, Families
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, The Hill reported that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to repeal key parts of the Chemical Safety Rule meant to inform the public of chemical hazards before disasters happen. The decision would also rescind a one-year deadline for chemical incident reports. The Chemical Safety Rule applies to 12,500 facilities, including chemical manufacturers, refineries and fertilizer plants. After Hurricane Harvey, several first responders suffered hospitalizations and severe illness after plants failed to disclose chemical risks in Houston buildings in wake of the disaster.