The Obama administration has repeatedly asked Congress to eliminate these risks but the chemical lobby and their allies in Congress have blocked it. The President, however, can use existing laws to prevent chemical disasters. You can help by signing the petition to President Obama today urging him to prevent chemical disasters once and for all.

President Obama honors pledge on chemical security, calls for safer chemical processes in new security legislation. See Obama EPA and Homeland Security official's October 1st testimony before Congress at:

energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1755:energy-and-commerce-subcommittee-hearing-on-hr-3258-the-drinking-water-system-security-act-of-2009-and-hr-2868-the-chemical-facility-anti-terrorism-act-of-2009&catid=130:subcommittee-on-energy-and-the-environment&Itemid=71

As these videos show, both President Obama and Vice President Biden were leaders in the Senate on this legislation.

Here's a clip of Obama at a June 21, 2006 Senate hearing.

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