Risk Managed? New Report Finds Chemical Disaster Risks from Climate Change

Today, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Earthjustice, and the Center for Progressive Reform released a policy brief estimating the risks posed by natural disasters to Risk Management Program (RMP) facilities and the surrounding communities.  There are thousands of industrial facilities throughout the United States that are storing, transporting, and utilizing chemicals that have the potential to be lethal, carcinogenic, or just generally harmful to human health. Our new analysis finds that […]

Public Comment: EPA Must Consider Climate Change When Reforming Chemical Disaster Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled a series of two Virtual Public Listening Sessions — June 16th and July 8th — for the public to provide input on the EPAs Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule also known as the ‘Chemical Disaster Rule’. Along with members from various other environmental nonprofits, union labor organizations, and […]