June 2015, Vol. 242, No. 6

Government

Government: House Leaders Sound Alarm over Slow Pipeline Safety Regulations

Key House members berated the federal pipeline safety agency in advance of upcoming efforts by Congress to reauthorize federal pipeline safety laws. Leaders of the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials were harshly critical of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for failing to complete numerous rulemakings stemming from the 2012 Pipeline Safety Act. Hearings in the subcommittee took place April 14. That unhappiness could result in more onerous safety regulations for natural gas transportation companies. The current version of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 expires Sept. 30. That date often serves as a stimulus for Co

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