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Keeping America's Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress


Nearly half a million miles of pipeline transporting natural gas, oil, and other hazardous liquids crisscross the United States. While an efficient and fundamentally safe means of transport, many pipelines carry materials with the potential to cause public injury and environmental damage. The nation's pipeline networks are also widespread and vulnerable to accidents and terrorist attack. Recent pipeline accidents in Marshall, MI, San Bruno, CA, Allentown, PA, and Laurel, MT, have heightened congressional concern about pipeline risks and drawn criticism from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Both government and industry have taken numerous steps to improve pipeline safety and security over the last 10 years. Nonetheless, while many stakeholders agree that federal pipeline safety programs have been on the right track, the spate of recent pipeline incidents suggest there continues to be significant room for improvement. Likewise, the threat of terrorist attacks, especially cyberattacks on pipeline control systems, remains a concern.


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Keeping America's Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress  [Order No: R41536  Release Date: Mar 13,2012  Pages: 32]

Keeping America's Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress  [Order No: R41536  Release Date: Feb 13,2012  Pages: 32]

Keeping America's Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress  [Order No: R41536  Release Date: Feb 08,2012  Pages: 32]

Keeping America's Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress  [Order No: R41536  Release Date: Sep 26,2011  Pages: 32]

Keeping America's Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress  [Order No: R41536  Release Date: Jul 11,2011  Pages: 31]

Keeping America's Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress  [Order No: R41536  Release Date: Mar 17,2011  Pages: 29]

Keeping America's Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress  [Order No: R41536  Release Date: Dec 13,2010  Pages: 28]