Ditch the trips to Mar-A-Lago and save the U.S. Chemical Board
From the West Texas Fertilizer Plant explosion, to the blow-out at the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig -- the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has been there to investigate and make the recommendations that help keep industrial operations safe for workers and the communities that surround these industrial plants. But the Trump administration has targeted the agency for elimination.
This is why both research scientists AND private industry, even those who have been investigated by the CSB, are uniting in opposition to this dangerous, short-sighted attempt to gut a critical agency whose very mission is to uncover the causes of industrial accidents and make recommendations to prevent them from happening again.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is an agency with a significant impact, despite its relatively small budget -- roughly the cost of three Presidential trips to Mar-A-Lago. Eliminating CSB will only put workers and the general public at unnecessary risk. Their work must be preserved -- no matter what.
If you care about clean, safe air and water, and believe that we should keep plant and refinery workers safe, sign and share this petition. The next chemical disaster could be right around the corner -- don’t let Congress take away our ability to help prevent it.
Please stop the attempt to shut-down the vitally important U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).
The CSB is an independent agency whose sole mission is to investigate disasters in the chemical industry and to make recommendations to prevent catastrophes and save lives. For over 20 years, the CSB has conducted hundreds of investigations of fatal chemical disasters, such as the Deepwater Horizon and West Fertilizer disasters. The CSB investigations and recommendations have had an enormous effect on improving public and worker safety. CSB recommendations have resulted in banned natural gas blows in Connecticut, an improved fire code in New York City, and increased public safety at oil and gas sites across the State of Mississippi. The CSB has been able to accomplish all of this with a minuscule budget. The American public and worker are safer today as a result of the work of the dedicated and professional staff of the CSB. Please do what is necessary to save the CSB. Thank you.
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