Snapshot: Pipeline Safety Rules

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT) -- The federal government is considering a number of potentially far-reaching legislative and regulatory measures relating to pipeline safety. Heightened interest in strengthening pipeline safety laws and regulations results from a number of recent, highly publicized pipeline accidents, including a July 2011 spill of 42,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River, a February 2011 natural gas explosion in Allentown, Pa., that led to five fatalities and extensive property damage, a September 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, Calif., with eight fatalities and extensive property...
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