"House Committee Passes Pipeline Safety Bill"

"The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted Wednesday to pass a bill to reauthorize the federal government’s safety oversight for hazardous pipelines.

The panel unanimously passed the bipartisan bill, which makes reforms to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) programs in response to several high-profile breaches.

The bill represents a compromise after Democrats complained at an earlier energy and power subcommittee meeting that the bill was too deferential to the oil and natural gas industry."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill April 27, 2016.

Source: The Hill, 04/28/2016