Should facilities that involve hazardous chemicals be required to hold public meetings prior to the release of the substance?
• "Biden will ensure that the federal government recommends that each state adequately monitors environmental pollution, including emissions, criteria pollutants, and toxics, in frontline and fenceline communities." Source: Joe Biden’s Campaign Website (Democrat)
This bill requires the owner or operator of a facility where hazardous chemicals are produced, used, or stored to hold an annual public meeting and a public meeting within 72 hours of the release of an extremely hazardous substance. Furthermore, the owner or operator must publish a notice in a local newspaper, giving at least 24 hours of notice before the public meeting. Sponsor: Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (Democrat, Delaware)