“Thirty years ago, President George H.W. Bush signed so-called Bhopal provision amendments to the Clean Air Act. Named after history’s worst toxic chemical accident that killed or injured more than 500,000 people in India the provision was meant to ensure such a tragedy would never happen here. The Trump EPA cherry-picked data and ignored accidents, explosions and fires to justify rolling back Obama administration regulations that toughened the original rules.
“The rollback of the chemical disaster rule helps LyondellBasell – and all the other chemical companies,” said Kyla Bennett of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.”