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Texas, Natural Gas Industry Contest Storage Safety Rule

March 21, 2017, 8:06 PM

A new federal natural gas regulation is taking away states’ abilities to regulate their storage caverns, Texas’ attorney general argues in an appeals court review of the rule.

The state of Texas has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to review a Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration rule (State of Texas v. U.S. Dep’t of Transp., 5th Cir., 17-60189, 3/17/17).

Natural gas industry groups also are challenging the same PHMSA rule in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (Interstate Natural Gas Assoc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Transp., D.C. Cir., 17-1096, 3/20/17