Industry embraces Trump’s rollback of Obama-era regulations, but others wonder if safety is being sacrificed

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Smoke rises from a chemical plant in Crosby, near Houston, Texas, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Thick black smoke and towering orange flames shot up Friday from the flooded Houston-area chemical plant after two trailers of highly unstable compounds blew up a day earlier after losing refrigeration. Arkema says Harvey's floodwaters engulfed its backup generators and knocked out the refrigeration necessary to keep it's nine containers of organic peroxides from degrading and catching fire. (KTRK via AP)

UP IN SMOKE: Claiming a failure to provide proper warning, seven first responders are suing Arkema, which saw its Houston-area plant rocked by explosions when floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey knocke…


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