Pending Pipeline Safety Regs...
June 15, 2011
Law360, New York (June 15, 2011)--Property insurers as well as pipeline operators can well attest to the catastrophic effect of pipeline failures. In 2010 alone, the Office of Pipeline Safety received 591 reports of pipeline-related incidents over the staggering 2.5 million-mile artery of underground pipe used to carry gas and liquids within the continental United States.
While pipeline incidents have been on a downward trend, fatalities and injuries related to such incidents are rising. Also on the rise: public concern. Fatal explosions like those that rocked residential San Bruno, Calif., in September 2010 and Allentown, Pa., in February have sparked widespread debate about the safety of the nation's subterranean pipeline.
All Content © 2003-2011, Portfolio Media, Inc.
The articles on our website include some of the publications and papers authored by our attorneys, both before and after they joined our firm. The content of these articles should not be taken as legal advice. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or official position of Robins Kaplan LLP.
If you are interested in having us represent you, you should call us so we can determine whether the matter is one for which we are willing or able to accept professional responsibility. We will not make this determination by e-mail communication. The telephone numbers and addresses for our offices are listed on this page. We reserve the right to decline any representation. We may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with our other clients.
By accepting these terms, you are confirming that you have read and understood this important notice.