Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) issued the following statement in response to the National Transportation Safety Board study on integrity management of gas transmission pipelines in high consequence areas:
“The NTSB study spells out what we have known for years and what the residents of San Bruno painfully and tragically experienced in 2010: our pipeline safety efforts have been haphazard and cost lives. Pipeline safety is compromised by lack of in-line inspections, inadequate maps and poor federal oversight of state utility regulators. The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is under-resourced and toothless. We have to get our act together and protect lives, property and infrastructure before we have another San Bruno tragedy.”
You can view the full NTSB report with findings and recommendations here.