Committees to Consider Pipeline Safety in Pennsylvania

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich said pipeline safety will be the topic of a joint public hearing of his committee with the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee set for Wednesday (November 16) in the State Capitol, Harrisburg.

The hearing is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building in the Capitol Complex. A live video stream of the joint hearing will be available at: http://www.pasenategop.com/.

Scheduled speakers include Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester/Delaware), Representative Chris Quinn (R-Delaware), State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay, officials from the Public Utility Commission and PA One Call, representatives from utility and energy companies, as well as a panel of citizens.

“Pipeline safety is a major issue. One that has generated a tremendous amount of interest across the Commonwealth, particularly in areas currently designated as the location for new lines,” said Senator Vulakovich. “This joint hearing will give the Committees an opportunity to hear about current regulations and it will provide the background information necessary should there be any interest in expanding those requirements or guidelines in the future.”

Contact:  Nate Silcox (717) 787-6538

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