U.S. House and Senate leaders have agreed on new legislation aimed at strengthening pipeline safety programs and to reauthorize them through 2015.
The lawmakers said the bill addresses recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board from recent accidents. The board issued lengthy reports with safety recommendations following the 2010 Pacific Gas & Electric pipeline explosion, which killed eight people and injured dozens in San Bruno, Calif.
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--Jack Z. Smith