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House panel OKs tougher gas storage rules in bill influenced by the Aliso Canyon leak

House panel OKs tougher gas storage rules in bill influenced by the Aliso Canyon leak

Tougher gas storage rules inspired by California's Aliso Canyon storage facility leak would be required under a bill approved unanimously by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday.

The bill, which reauthorizes the Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety program for four years and sets new federal safety standards requirements for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, also includes language proposed by Rep. Steve Knight (R-Palmdale), who represents the Porter Ranch area affected by the leak.

Knight's portion of the bill requires the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to set federal minimum...

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