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DHS panel on chemical threats overloaded with industry representatives

Wednesday, November 24, 2010; 6:08 PM

Critics say the Chemical Sector Committee at the Department of Homeland Security is overloaded with industry representatives, who account for more than half the group's membership. No environmental or public-safety groups are represented. The members represent:

Executive Office of the President

Chemical Safety Board

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Agricultural Retailers Association

American Chemistry Council

American Petroleum Institute


Chemical Producers & Distributors Association

Compressed Gas Association

CropLife America

Institute of Makers of Explosives

International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration

International Liquid Terminals Association

National Association of Chemical Distributors

National Paint & Coatings Association

National Petrochemical and Refiners Association


Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates

Terra Industries

The Chlorine Institute

The Fertilizer Institute

Source: Department of Homeland Security

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