Quarterman, regulator for U.S. oil trains, to step down


By Patrick Rucker (Reuters) – Cynthia Quarterman, the federal regulator who oversaw expansion of the U.S. oil train sector and the fallout from several fiery derailments, will step down, two sources familiar with her intentions said on Wednesday. As administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) since November 2009, Quarterman has been …

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Actions Speak Louder than Words

The San Bruno gas pipeline explosion was a tragedy – that cannot be denied. However, PG&E has changed.  The company has demonstrated through its actions, and not just words, that it is committed to the safety of its gas system as a result of the San Bruno accident. PG&E has spent nearly $3 billion of …

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