Industry Fears Sen. Paul’s Opposition Sinking ‘Last Shot’ At CFATS Renewal

March 18, 2024
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is blocking inclusion of a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) reauthorization in an upcoming spending bill -- a proposal that the source says may be the “last shot” to revive the lapsed program, a top chemical industry official says. Eric Byer, president and CEO of the Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD), tells Inside EPA that Paul is objecting to adding CFATS to a forthcoming fiscal year 2024 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security...

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