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Houston Leads Opposition To EPA's RMP Rollback Amid Florence Floods

September 20, 2018
As floodwaters from Hurricane Florence threaten industrial facilities in the Carolinas, the City of Houston, House Democrats, and former EPA staff are strongly opposing the Trump administration's rollback of an Obama-era rule strengthening EPA's facility accident prevention program, arguing it would make facilities more vulnerable to flooding. In public remarks and comments to EPA, they are arguing that a pending rule seeking to weaken an Obama-era update that tightened the agency's Risk Management Plan (RMP) facility accident prevention program would...

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