Communities suing EPA to force faster adoption of chemical disaster rule

EPAThe Chemical Disaster Rule is designed to prevent chemical accidents — and to ensure community members have adequate emergency response in place to reduce harm if they do happen,” said Bakeyah Nelson, executive director of Air Alliance Houston, one of the groups petitioning the D.C. Circuit Court. “Preparation for an emergency in these situations, particularly in overburdened communities like ours along the Houston Ship Channel, can be the difference between life and death.”

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