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“Anti-Terrorism Chemical Safety Bill Heads for Trump Under Cloud”

“A bipartisan bill extending the Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards program cleared the U.S. House Monday and now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk.

Created in 2007, the program is intended to heighten security practices at chemical plants subject to U.S. Department of Homeland Security oversight, with the objective of keeping more than 300 substances out of the hands of terrorists.

But five months ago, the Trump administration eliminated CFATS’ funding in its proposed fiscal year 2021 budget, casting doubt on the future of the program managed by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.”

Fatima Hussein reports for Bloomberg Environment July 20, 2020.