Protect Americans from Chemical Threats

An attack on one U.S. chemical plant could kill thousands of people, but despite the warnings, nothing has been done to prevent such a disaster. According to the EPA, there are about 100 chemical plants in the U.S. that each threaten a million or more people!

Fortunately, by using safer technologies we can dramatically reduce these risks and protect our communities. The chemical security bill (H.R. 5577) adopted by the House Homeland Security Committee would take advantage of safer technologies to address these risks. The bill would enhance security and protect against acts of terrorism to chemical facilities.

This bill deserves the support of all members of Congress. Take action and urge your Representative and Senators to get behind and vote for this bill. Congress has the power to pass a strong permanent law that will protect our communities. But, they need to hear from their constituents that this is an important issue! Take action today.

Petition:

As a constituent who is concerned about the environment and our safety, I strongly urge you to support HR 5577, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2008. Did you know that an attack on one U.S. chemical plants could kill thousands of people, but despite the warnings, nothing has been done to prevent such a disaster? According to the EPA, there are about 100 chemical plants in the U.S. that each threaten a million or more people! Please use your power in Congress to pass a law that would help save millions of Americans from undue danger. HR 5577 would ensure the use of safer, cost-effective technologies to reduce the terrible consequences of a terrorist attack at a chemical plant. The current interim law bars safer technologies from being required and exempts thousands of dangerous chemical plants entirely while relying solely on conventional security — guards, gates, and fences for the rest. This won’t reduce the staggering loss of life and injuries from a successful terrorist attack at a chemical plant. Congress needs to pass HR 5577 to protect Americans and make safer technologies mandatory for chemical plants. Thank you for your time.
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