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Posted: 24 Feb, 2017

Stricter Pipeline Regulations Considered in Montana

Montana lawmakers are considering implementing measures that would prevent any pipeline 10” in diameter or larger from being built under lakes or rivers.

Montana Representative George Kipp III, a Heart Butte Democrat, says he the bill was introduced to protect rivers, streams, and underground aquifers.

The rule would also establish regulations for above-ground construction, including rules on leak detection and pipeline casings.