WASHINGTON – The American Fuel & Petrochemical
Manufacturers (AFPM) supports Senator Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) Congressional Review
Act resolution to disapprove the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Risk
Management Program (RMP) rule. This is a companion resolution to the one Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) introduced
on Feb. 1, 2017.
AFPM President and CEO Chet Thompson commented:
“Senator Inhofe’s resolution will maintain the parts of the
RMP program that are already working and will discard the revisions that
compromise security and divert resources from enhancing safety. For these
reasons, we support Senator Inhofe’s proposal and urge Congress to take
immediate steps to disapprove the revised rule.
“Safety is a core value of AFPM’s members, as evidenced by
the numerous programs and policies our industries have enacted that exceed
regulatory requirements. However, the revisions made to the RMP rule that
EPA rushed out during the final hours of the Obama Administration do not
enhance safety, but rather create security vulnerabilities and needlessly raise