Homeland Security

Serial hijackings leave millions at risk of a chemical disaster

“The latest in a series of hijackings of chemical security legislation since 2001 took place at the June 22 mark up of H.R. 901 in Representative Peter King’s (R-N.Y.) Homeland Security Committee. It sounds crazy but King’s bill would extend current law until 2018 even though it prohibits the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from requiring the use of safer more secure chemical processes to prevent chemical disasters in the event of an attack. “

(Source: Serial hijackings leave millions at risk of a chemical disaster – The Hill’s Congress Blog.)

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