Senate bill will strengthen pipeline safety and reduce methane leaks

EDF statement on Sen. Udall’s legislation

September 12, 2019
Keith Gaby, (202) 572-3336,

 (WASHINGTON, DC – September 12, 2019) U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) today introduced a pipeline safety bill aimed to curb methane leaks.  The bill will require natural gas pipeline operators to use the latest technologies to detect and repair pipeline methane leaks.Udall’s bill is cosponsored by Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Tom Carper (D-DE), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).

“The bill reflects a simple truth: Congress must act to detect and eliminate leaks from the nation’s natural gas infrastructure.  It’s critical for public health and safety and for the environment.”

  • Elgie Holstein, Environmental Defense Fund, Senior Director of Strategic Planning

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