Legal

We need to reauthorize the nation’s pipeline safety law

Before I was elected to Congress in 1986, I worked for President Reagan and learned the importance of finding bipartisan solutions to the challenges facing the nation. President Reagan worked across the aisle with the Democrats who held the House throughout his entire presidency. He always fought for what was right — regardless the party. And when the people of southwest …

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City sentenced $325,000 fine for safety violation in 2016 death of tunnel foreman

The City of Edmonton has been handed a penalty of $325,000 for violating a safety policy in relation to the November 2016 death of a city tunnel foreman whose head was pinned between machinery and a wall. In a sentencing handed down in the Provincial Court of Alberta Wednesday, the city received the fine for failing to …

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Sempra Energy: SoCalGas, Orange County Fire Authority and the California Regional Common Ground Alliance Held Mock Natural Gas Line Digging Accident to Demonstrate Importance of Contacting 811 Before Excavation Work and Following Safe Digging Procedures

LOS ANGELES, August 9, 2019 – To commemorate 8/11 Day (August 11), Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), The California Regional Common Ground Alliance (CARCGA) and Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) held a mock utility line strike to raise awareness about the importance of contacting 811 at least two working days (not counting the day of notification) prior to the start …

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‘No Timelines’ for Restarting Natural Gas Pipelines Near Tetco Blast in Kentucky

As officials continue investigating the cause of a fatal explosion earlier this month on the Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) system in Kentucky, parent company Enbridge Inc. must keep all three pipelines at the site of the incident shut down until further notice, regulators said Thursday. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a corrective action order requiring …

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State hopes fining subcontractor who caused Sun Prairie explosion is ‘wake-up call’ to industry

MADISON, Wis. – The state’s Public Service Commission decided Thursday there is probable cause to believe subcontractor VC Tech broke state law on the day of the deadly explosion in Sun Prairie last summer. The three commissioners unanimously voted to give the maximum penalty under state law, which is a $25,000 forfeiture, $2,500 to Digger’s Hotline for a …

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