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Democrats to Rewrite Pipeline Bill After Impasse (Corrected)

Oct. 1, 2019, 8:05 PMUpdated: Oct. 2, 2019, 3:51 PM

Democrats are striking out on their own and planning to re-draft a pipeline safety bill after negotiations with Republicans broke down.

House Energy and Commerce committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and House Transportation and Infrastructure committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) are working on a new bill to reauthorize the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, two sources confirmed to Bloomberg Environment.

The move is a departure from a historically bipartisan process to reauthorize the agency responsible for the pipelines that carry oil, gas, and hazardous materials across the country.

The current authorization expired Sept. 30, but ...