Senator Boxer: Improving Pipeline Safety
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Today I joined Senator Dianne Feinstein in urging Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to immediately adopt the pipeline safety recommendations proposed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) last week in its report on the September 9, 2010 San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.
To read more information about this issue, including the full text of our letter to Secretary LaHood, please click here.
Implementing the NTSB’s recommendations would be an important step toward addressing what the agency called a “litany of failures” that led to the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion. I will keep working to protect our communities and ensure that we take the necessary steps to improve pipeline safety.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer