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ACC Welcomes Improvements to Railway Safety Act

Scott Jensen

WASHINGTON (May 9, 2023) — Prior to an Executive Session in the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Chair Cantwell (D-WA) and Sen. Vance (R-OH) announced they will offer an Amendment in the Nature of Substitute (ANS) that makes significant improvements to the Railway Safety Act of 2023.

The following statement regarding the amendment can be attributed to the American Chemistry Council (ACC):

ACC shares the Committee’s goal to advance transportation safety. The amendment offered by Chair Cantwell (D-WA) and Sen. Vance (R-OH) makes significant improvements to the Railway Safety Act that will help prevent future incidents, strengthen emergency response and support the safe movement of chemicals vital to everyday life.

 “We support the committee’s bipartisan effort, and we commend the hard work by committee staff to address many complex issues and seek stakeholder input. The Cantwell-Vance legislation provides a solid foundation for the Senate and House to move forward on rail safety.”

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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