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New Jersey

1:18 PM MDT | July 24, 2007 | Kara Sissell

New Jersey lawmakers continue to challenge the Bush administration’s chemical plant security rules, saying they provide no protection for states that wish to pass stricter site security laws in the future. The final rules, which were written by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS; Washington), appear to allow existing state laws that are stricter, but prohibit such laws in the future, sources say. Conflicting interpretations of states’ right to have stricter chemical plant security laws are likely to generate lawsuits, officials say. Governor Jon...

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