215 Lobbyists Led Chem Industry Effort for Weak Security Law in ‘06

October 22, 2007

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Executive summary: This report demonstrates why real chemical security standards are languishing. By analyzing the 2006 lobbying records Greenpeace has identified 215 industry lobbyists that spent an estimated $16.4 million – and possibly as much as $74.5 million – to defeat strong chemical plant security legislation. That is more than the $10 million the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spent on chemical security for the entire fiscal year of 2007 or the $25 million requested for chemical security by DHS for fiscal 2008.

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