State officials and members of a Texas House committee stepped lightly Monday in considering new state actions that might be taken in response to the devastating April explosion of a fertilizer plant in West.
Despite extensive media reports of gaps in regulatory oversight of facilities such as the West Fertilizer Co., members of the House Homeland Security and Public Safety committee voiced reluctance to add to government rules. “I want to make sure we don’t start giving everybody a lot of instructions,” said Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton.
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