Don Santa, president and chief executive officer of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, today lauded the U.S. Senate’s passage of S. 2276, the SAFE PIPES Act. The bill passed unanimously on Thursday evening.
“INGAA is pleased that the reauthorization is moving forward. INGAA supports pipeline safety reauthorization, although we have some concerns with amendments added to S. 2276 during the committee markup. We are optimistic that the House or a conference committee will address these concerns. Ultimately, INGAA’s goal is enactment of a reauthorization bill in 2016, and the Senate action last night moves us one step closer.”