Industry is pressing Congress to ditch safety upgrades made in wake of deadly West, Texas, plant explosion

Environmental health advocates are pressing Sen. Mitch McConnell to make sure Congress doesn’t throw out new chemical safety rules that were adopted in the waning days of the Obama administration.

McConnell’s spokesman, Rob Steurer, declined to say whether the Senate Majority Leader from Louisville wants those U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules killed, as an Oklahoma lawmaker has proposed under a procedure that allows Congress to nullify certain regulations.

“Nothing to report at this time,”…