S. Hrg. 114-251: Pipeline Safety: Oversight of Our Nation's Pipeline Network, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, September 29, 2015 [open pdf - 1MB]
This is the September 29, 2015 on "Pipeline Safety: Oversight of Our Nation's Pipeline Network," held before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of Deb Fischer: "Pipeline infrastructure transports vital energy resources to homes, businesses, schools, and commercial centers across the United States. According to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, or PHMSA, more than 2.5 million miles of pipeline traverse the United States. Half a million miles of pipeline transports natural gas, oil, and hazardous materials to critical infrastructure, including power plants, military bases, and airports. In addition, pipelines move approximately 75 percent of our Nation's crude oil and 60 percent of our refined petroleum products. In order to protect the safety and natural resources of Nebraskans and of all Americans, Congress must maintain robust oversight over PHMSA's activities. State and Federal officials must also ensure that pipelines across the country can continue operating efficiently. After all, pipelines are renowned as the safest way to transport crude oil and natural gas." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Susan A. Fleming, Christopher A. Hart, Michael Bellamy, Donald F. Santa, and Terry McCallister.
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