November 20, 2019
Don Santa, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, issued the following statement on The Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2019:
“Pipeline safety historically has been, and should remain, a non-partisan issue. We are encouraged by lawmakers' interest in the pending reauthorization of the Pipeline Safety Act and welcome the continued dialogue with members of the House Energy and Commerce and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees as they work to craft a proposal that can win bipartisan and bicameral support. The Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2019, which was introduced last night and includes a number of provisions that enjoy wide support, along with elements of the SAFER Pipeline Act of 2019, reflects the bipartisan approach that has characterized each renewal of this important law. We urge the committees to work together to reconcile these proposals into a legislative package that can be signed into law.
“Ensuring our nation’s critical energy infrastructure remains safe and secure should not be a divisive issue. We look forward to continuing the dialogue with the members and staff of both committees in the days and weeks to come."
INGAA represents the U.S. natural gas pipeline industry. INGAA’s members operate approximately 200,000 miles of pipelines and serve as an indispensable link between natural gas producers and consumers.