Larsen: Time for New Leadership at CSB

Jun 19, 2014 Issues: Energy

WASHINGTON—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, called again for reform at the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today after a new report from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform underscored ongoing mismanagement at the agency.

Larsen advocated for new leadership at CSB in a recent editorial in the Skagit Valley Herald, following the delayed release of the agency’s final report about the explosion at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes.

“This new report furthers the case for new leadership at CSB. It finds that the Anacortes investigation was severely delayed as a result of mismanagement by senior leadership at the agency. The many months of extra time it took for the Anacortes community to get answers is unacceptable.

“CSB needs new leadership and it needs to fill the many empty positions that are hurting the agency’s ability to perform its mission. I look forward to working with my colleagues to put CSB back on the right track,” Larsen said.