DowDupont Inc., Chevron Corp., and other companies that own high-risk chemical facilities stand to benefit from relaxed safety provisions despite the concerns of first responders and communities close to these plants.

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rule (RIN:2050-AG95) May 17 that would change security provisions under updates to the agency’s risk management program. The changes will save companies $88 million per year.

Industry officials were on hand May 17 while EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt