Democrats intensify their concern over LNG shipment by rail

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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David C. Lester

Politico is reporting that the House Transportation Committee sent a letter to the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Agency requesting a comprehensive review and analysis of the feasibility and advisability of moving liquified natural gas on the railroad. This letter was generated shortly after the PHMSA gave permission to an energy company to move the product from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.

Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.), a member of the committee, wrote the letter. DeFazio and Malinowski said “we have significant concerns that PHMSA has not fully evaluated the safety risks surrounding LNG transport.”

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