Retreat On Refinery Reform | January 27, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 4 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 4 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 27, 2014

Retreat On Refinery Reform

Safety: Chemical safety board splits on overhaul of California regulations
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety
Keywords: CSB, Chevron, California

By a divided vote, the Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) nixed a staff recommendation for an overhaul of California refinery regulations. As a consequence, California’s potential to be a test bed for a new approach to refinery safety regulations is postponed, if not dashed.

The vote by board members Beth Rosenberg and Mark Griffon opposed that of CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso and the views of most community members at a crowded, nearly five-hour . . .

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