THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Coral Gables, Florida)
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
Today, Members of the House introduced new pipeline safety legislation. The Administration welcomes the continued interest from these Members in moving forward with strong, comprehensive pipeline safety legislation. With the Senate having already passed a pipeline safety bill, it is imperative that the House bring legislation to the floor as soon as possible, so that a new pipeline safety law can be enacted before the end of the year. Working together, we can enact a new law that establishes better standards for the inspection and maintenance of our nation's pipelines -- backed by rigorous enforcement, effective state-federal partnerships, adequate resources, and the best technology achievable -- and that guarantees every community's right to know where these pipelines are and how well they are being operated and maintained.