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Over 270 hazardous chemical incidents have occurred in the United States this year alone, highlighting need for stronger chemical safety regulations

(November 9, 2023)

Press contact: Deidre Nelms, dnelms@comingcleaninc.org, (802) 251-0203 ext. 711 Over 829 hazardous chemical incidents, including fires, explosions and harmful . . .

New map shows toxic chemical releases, fires and explosions occur every two days on average across the U.S.

(February 25, 2023)

Published: February 25, 2023 The Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters urges EPA to enact stronger protections for workers and communities at the fence . . .

100+ organizations urge EPA to live up to its EJ commitments by strengthening chemical disaster rule

(October 31, 2022)

Press contact: Deidre Nelms, dnelms@comingcleaninc.org 802-251-0203 ext. 711  101 organizations that are members or allies of the Coalition to Prevent C . . .

Broad coalition of climate, environmental justice, health and labor organizations calls on EPA to set new safety standards that actually prevent chemical disasters

(August 29, 2022)

Press contacts Deidre Nelms, Coming Clean, (802) 251-0203 ext. 711 dnelms@comingcleaninc.orgBrian Gumm, Center for Progressive Reform, 202-747-0698 x2, bgumm@pr . . .

EPA Should Include Climate Risks in Chemical Facility Safety Rules

(March 1, 2022)

New federal watchdog report underscores communities need safeguards from chemical disasters caused by extreme weather PRESS CONTACT: Erin Fitzgerald, Earthjust . . .

Disaster at Winston-Salem Fertilizer Plant Unacceptable, Unnecessary, and Entirely Preventable

(February 2, 2022)

The Biden Administration and EPA Must Act Now to Prevent Chemical Disasters Joint Statement of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Center for Progre . . .

The Environmental Justice Health Alliance and 58 other organizations submit public comments urging improved Risk Management Plan rule

(August 5, 2021)

Press contact: Deidre Nelms, dnelms@comingcleaninc.org, 802-251-0203 ext. 711 59 organizations representing fenceline, community, worker, environme . . .

Chemical Facilities Must Hold Public Meeting After an Incident with Offsite Consequences

(March 15, 2021)

Action Alert — A new federal requirement that Risk Management Program facilities must hold a public meeting within 90 days of any reportable chemical incide . . .

Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters Denounces Repeal of Chemical Disaster Prevention Rule

(November 21, 2019)

Media Contacts: Environmental Justice Health Alliance: Michele Roberts, (202) 704-7593, mroberts@comingcleaninc.org; or Eric Whalen, (971) 998-8786, ericwhalen . . .

40,000+ People Urge EPA To Take Chemical Disasters Seriously, Require Safer Alternatives To Save Lives

(May 13, 2016)

[Washington, D.C.] – Representatives of The Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters gathered outside the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) federal off . . .

Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters Testifies at EPA

(March 30, 2016)

Leaders from EarthJustice, Greenpeace, Moms Clean Air Force and the Union of Concerned Scientists were among members of the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disast . . .

EPA Proposed Rule: A Missed Opportunity to Prevent Plant Chemical Disasters

(February 26, 2016)

The Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed “Modernizatio . . .

Poll Shows Bi-Partisan Support for New Rules to Prevent Chemical Disasters: But Will EPA Fall Short?

(October 8, 2015)

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers new chemical plant safety rules, a new national survey of likely 2016 voters shows strong support among D . . .

Two Years After President Obama Directed Action, Federal Agencies Are Still at the Starting Line

(July 30, 2015)

New Data from the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters Show 431 Chemical Releases or Explosions, Causing More than 82 Deaths and 1,600 Injuries Since April 2 . . .

Coalition Response to EPA and OSHA’s Voluntary Chemical Disaster “Alert” Calls on President Obama to Issue Enforceable Requirement

(June 11, 2015)

In response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new chemical facility alert, the Coalition . . .

We All Live in Bhopal: Commemorating 30 years of the Union Carbide Disaster in Bhopal

(December 1, 2014)

CONTACT Jayshree Chander, MD, MPH, 415-320-1538, beyondholistic@gmail.com Berkeley, CA – San Francisco Bay Area residents will come together December 1–8 . . .

DuPont’s La Porte, Texas Plant, Kills 4 Workers and Leaves a Fifth Worker Hospitalized

(November 25, 2014)

On Saturday, November 15, a deadly chemical gas leak at DuPont’s La Porte, Texas plant claimed the lives of four workers and injured a fifth worker who is cur . . .

30 Years After the Chemical Disaster in Bhopal: 100 Million Americans Remain at Risk, Obama EPA Could Prevent Disasters But Must Act Soon

(November 25, 2014)

CONTACT FOR DIAL-IN INFO: Ross Adair, 646-517-1810ross.adair@berlinrosen.com Washington, DC*– December 3rd, 2014 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Bhopa . . .

Obama’s Executive Order to Improve Chemical Facility Safety, One Year Later

(August 1, 2014)

The Center for Effective Government recaps one year later after President Obama’s Executive Order and where things stand with requiring inherently safer sys . . .

One Year After Presidential Executive Order to Improve Chemical Plant Safety, Advocates Demand Faster Action

(July 31, 2014)

Coalition Calls on White House to Require Disaster Prevention Policies Over one hundred organizations have advocated for more than a decade for common sense sa . . .