US lawmaker says Bush neglecting chemical safety issue

A veteran Democratic lawmaker accused the White House late last month of ignoring a law designed to help states evaluate the vulnerability of chemical facilities and related transportation of regulated substances to criminal and terrorist activity.The ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, John Dingell (D-Mich.), sent a letter to President George W. Bush accusing the administration of failing to comply with the Chemical Safety Information, Site Security, and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act (PL 106-40).Dingell said that the 1999 statute, signed into law by then-president Bill Clinton, "requires the attorney general of the United States to evaluate the vulnerability of chemi...

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