The Wall Street Journal
By Dan Molinski
Adrian Shelley, director of the Texas office for Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer-advocacy group, said in an email that state and federal authorities needed to take stronger action to prevent similar incidents in the future.
“Today’s chemical explosion at the ExxonMobil plant in Baytown is just the latest in an endless list of hazardous incidents that Houston-area communities have been forced to endure,” Mr. Shelley said. “It’s time for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency to get serious about preventing these dangerous fires.”