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Why Two Local Congressmen Are Pushing for More Pipeline Inspectors

Two local lawmakers, Congressmen Gene Green and Pete Olsen, have introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives designed to hire and keep enough pipeline inspectors to cover the nation’s 2.6 million miles of pipeline infrastructure. We hear from Rep. Green about why he feels the additional inspectors are needed. We also talk with […]

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Two local lawmakers, Congressmen Gene Green and Pete Olsen, have introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives designed to hire and keep enough pipeline inspectors to cover the nation’s 2.6 million miles of pipeline infrastructure.

We hear from Rep. Green about why he feels the additional inspectors are needed. We also talk with Mark Babineck, editor of the Argus Media publication Petroleum and Transportation North America.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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