Dow Chemical and the American Chemistry Council are asking lawmakers to seek the permanent reauthorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, a program Dow and ACC say has boosted the security of U.S. chemical facilities. "The accountability within the program drives facilities to consider all potential risk-reduction options, including potential process-safety improvements," said Timothy J. Scott, Dow's chief security officer, who testified Friday before a House Homeland Security panel for Dow and ACC.

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