Pending Pipeline Safety Regs ...

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT) -- Property insurers as well as pipeline operators can well attest to the catastrophic effect of pipeline failures. In 2010 alone, the Office of Pipeline Safety received 591 reports of pipeline-related incidents over the staggering 2.5 million-mile artery of underground pipe used to carry gas and liquids within the continental United States.

While pipeline incidents have been on a downward trend, fatalities and injuries related to such incidents are rising. Also on the rise: public concern. Fatal explosions like those that rocked residential San Bruno, Calif., in...
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