Terror experts (and average blokes like me) have been saying this since 9/11, but Bush refuses to create remedial security regulations for a chemical industry that refuses to regulate itself.
Par for the course for Bush. Unlike foreign wars, homeland security was never a priority for his administration. Voters don't seem to care, and probably won't until people die due to an attack or some industrial accident.
Here's my prediction. Bush will suddenly show a "change of heart" and propose that you and I pay for what the chemical industry should have been doing all along. Yes, a special government welfare program, a gift to the chemical industry for not killing us. Industry regulation bad, government gifts to industry good.
It will be just like Bush's energy plan: another corrupt and immature scheme from your friendly uncompassionate conservatives.
At a time when oil companies are making record profits, the federal government does not need to subsidize the construction of new refineries," David Hamilton, director of the Sierra Club's global warming program, said in a statement. "The current lack of refinery capacity is the result of a conscious decision by the oil industry in the 1990s to limit the supply to increase profits."