Chemical-Safety Board Is Cutting Back Under Trump

From: Wall Street Journal

“Industry groups say the work of the chemical safety board is essential. The American Chemistry Council said its members “find considerable value in the CSB’s work—especially the reports and materials generated by the board as part of its investigations.” Yet the agency, insiders and watchdogs say, is suffering under the Trump administration. “It’s more sort of malign neglect rather than active hostility,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an advocacy group that has filed lawsuits against the safety board. He said the agency was trying to “lay low” to avoid further antagonizing the administration.”

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