Call Before You Dig: Does Texas Put Pipelines at Risk?

In the past decade in Texas, pipeline accidents have killed and injured people and caused millions of dollars in property damage. According to federal government, about 11-percent of those accidents were caused by construction crews. They hit pipelines as they're digging with bulldozers or back-hoes. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling has been looking at one measure that's supposed to prevent such accidents — the "Call Before You Dig" program.

“It’s critical that folks that are going to excavate call before they dig.”

—Rep. Tony Dale, R-Austin

Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.


Dave Fehling

Dave Fehling

Director of News and Public Affairs

As Director of News and Public Affairs, Dave Fehling manages the radio news operation at Houston's NPR station. Previously, he was a reporter at the station, covering the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. He won top state honors for in-depth and investigative reporting as well...

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