Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Chem Site Security Passes US House

We'd like to thank all the IFCA members who contacted their US representative to oppose HR 2868, the Chemical Site Security legislation, which contains provisions on "inherently safer technology" and poses a serious concern to products like anhydrous ammonia and some pesticides.  The bill passed the US House by a vote of 230-193.  All the Republicans voted NO and 21 Democrats (including Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson and Congressman Phil Hare) also voted NO citing concerns regarding the impact on agriculture and specifically fertilizer and pesticide facilities.  If you are represented by these two Democratic Congresspeople or a Republican Congressman, please contact their office to thank them for their NO vote.  Our industry will now work with the US Senate to address our serious concerns with this bill.