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SB 1371 The Methane Leakage Abatement Workforce Act
Tomas DiFiore
Since 1992, there have been 5,643 explosions that have resulted in fatalities, hospitalization, at least $50,000 in property damage, excessive release of liquids in the environment or unintentional fire or explosion, according to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). They calculate that these incidents have cost 373 human lives, and more than $6 billion in property damage over the last 20 years. And where there are gas pipelines - gathering lines at the well, transport, delivery, and the supply lines at the hookup for the customer - there are fugitive methane emissions.

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