Pipeline safety act passes Senate; industry hails move

Oct 19, 2011 | 11:46 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Senate, pipeline safety, line pipe, pipeline, San Bruno, California explosion, fataility, natural gas INGAA

TORONTO — Industry groups are applauding the Senate’s unanimous approval of new pipeline safety legislation, which was introduced after a natural gas explosion killed eight people in San Bruno, Calif., last year.

The Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act must now pass the House before it can be signed into law by the President, but unanimous passage by the Senate indicates that the legislation likely will reach Obama’s desk before the end of the year, according to American Gas Association president and chief executive officer David McCurdy.....





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