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

Energy and Environment Reporter

Based in the world's energy capital, broadcast and digital journalist Dave Fehling is heard on public radio stations in Houston and throughout Texas, reporting on the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. After nearly three decades in television that included reporting for CBS News, Fehling joined...

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