Volume 89 Issue 3 | pp. 27-28
Issue Date: January 17, 2011

Homeland Security: Chemical Plant Regulations are Still Up For Debate

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Homeland Security, Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), Congress

The dramatic shift to the right in the House will be strikingly evident in the House Homeland Security Committee, where conservative Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) replaces liberal Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) as chairman.

King, who previously led the committee from 2005 to 2007, has indicated that he will push to give the Department of Homeland Security permanent authority for safeguarding U.S. chemical facilities against a terrorist attack, without significantly . . .

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