Citing Texas blast, Obama signs executive order on chemical plant safety
from Houston Chronicle
Responding to the deadly April explosion that devastated the town of West, Texas, President Barack Obama signed an executive order calling on federal agencies to improve the safety and security of hazardous chemical manufacturing sites. More three months after the devastating Central Texas blast, Obama ordered federal agencies that oversee chemical facilities to improve safety standards at U.S. plants. The president created a White House working group comprised of officials representing the nine agencies listed in the order.
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