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Congress Takes Up Plant Security, Rail Competition

1:43 PM MDT | March 21, 2007 | Kara Sissell

Congress took action last week on bills of concern to chemical makers, including a Democrat-backed chemical plant security measure, and two industry-supported bills to enhance rail competition. Rockefeller: Reform needed at STB. A House panel last week passed an amendment that would beef up federal chemical plant security mandates, including the consideration of inherently safer technologies. The amendment would also prevent federal law from preempting state requirements. An undisclosed Democrat attached the provision to the House bill for funding the war in...

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