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Trump Budget Said to Again Propose End of Chemical Safety Board

March 8, 2019, 5:29 PM

The Trump administration’s budget proposal will again call for eliminating the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, an independent federal agency that investigates major industrial accidents, according to a person familiar with the plan.

The board, with an annual budget of just $12 million, was informed by the White House Office of Management and Budget of the plans, according to the person, a senior government official who wasn’t authorized to discuss the budget proposal before its release next week.

Calls to kill the agency have been previously ignored by Congress ...

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