The Trump administration has proposed to eliminate the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation board as one of the many agencies they hope to rid of under the $4.1 trillion full-year budget.
The administration is experiencing some push back especially after last week’s explosion in Quinton, Oklahoma where five workers lost their lives.
As reported by CNN, “The board has issued 800 safety recommendations since it launched. It investigated the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 and caused a three-month oil spill. The agency found in 2012 that BP did not mitigate risks of a major accident prior to the spill.