New House Bill Would Fully Fund Chemical Safety Board

Houston Chronicle, July 14, 2017

Earlier this year, newly elected President Trump released his “America First” budget plan, reducing or eliminating funding for numerous government agencies, including the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). Now, an appropriations bill released on Tuesday may save the CSB with a proposal to provide $11 million in funding to the agency, equal to the fiscal year 2017 level. 

"This legislation responsibly supports the agencies and offices we rely on to preserve our natural resources for future generations, and prioritizes our limited funding to programs that protect environmental safety," House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen said in a prepared statement.

Health and safety experts said Trump's proposal to eliminate the CSB signaled a full retreat from two decades of progress against chemical disasters and would have resulted in more fatalities. Without the recommendations that come from these boards, preventable accidents repeat themselves.

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