Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ooh, does Prada make gas masks?

Chertoff Calls for Chemical Plant Security

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff called for government regulation of chemical plant security on Tuesday but said the industry should come up with its own protective measures, to be verified by private auditors.

"Brrrrrrrack, I am become Death, brrrrrrack!"


AP/Lauren Victoria Burke

Really, you don't need to read past "industry" to know what follows:

Speaking at a forum hosted by the chemical industry, Chertoff said Congress needs to quickly give his department regulatory authority to bolster facilities that are attractive targets for terrorists. But he said federal regulations must be flexible to prevent harsh burdens on business.