Feds propose more safety valves for gas lines

Billings, Mont. • The Obama administration moved Wednesday to significantly expand a requirement for utilities to install inexpensive safety valves on natural gas lines across the U.S. to reduce the risk of deadly explosions. The Transportation Department proposal would cover new or replaced gas lines serving multi-family dwellings, small businesses and homes not already covered under a 2009 mandate. The National Transportation Safety Board and other safety advocates have pressed for years to br...

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