HB 486 - Prohibiting Pipelines From Crossing Under Streams and Lakes

Rep. George Kipp III, (D-Heart Butte), HD 15

This bill prohibits pipelines (10 inches or more in diameter) from transporting fossil fuels under navigable bodies of water (like lakes, streams, and rivers). Pipelines located underwater threatens water quality and makes it more difficult to stop leaks, as some crude oils sink and do not float. This bill also requires rules to be adopted for special castings, leak detection management systems, and  monitoring and reporting.

MEIC's Position: Support | Current bill status: Bill Tabled in in House Energy, Technology, & Federal Relations on February 24th. | Official legislative site

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