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Obama Reelection Sets the Stage for Significant Pipeline Safety Regulatory Actions

As explained in the December edition of the PIOGA Press, President Obama’s reelection has set the stage for a series of regulatory actions by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).  The most significant actions involve two rulemaking proceedings that could substantially overhaul the current federal safety standards for natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines.