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Pruitt Cites Texas Arson As Reason For Reconsidering Facility Safety Rule

March 15, 2017
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision to reconsider the Obama administration's final rule overhauling the agency's facility accident prevention program hinged on federal investigators' ruling that arson caused the West, TX, fire driving the rulemaking, backing industry assertions that the finding is a threshold issue that undermines the need for the rule. “Prior to this finding, many parties had assumed that the cause of the incident was accidental,” Pruitt says in a March 13 letter to Hogan Lovells US LLP ,...

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