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Provision Protecting State Chemical Security Rules Becomes Law

11:45 AM MST | December 28, 2007 | Kara Sissell

President Bush yesterday signed into law a funding package that includes a provision that upholds states’ right to enact chemical plant security laws that are stricter than the federal standards. The language, written by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ), was attached to a massive government appropriations bill. ACC and other industry associations had opposed the language because of the difficulty in complying with a patchwork of conflicting or duplicative state and federal security requirements.  “States can now protect their residents from...

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