Enforce pipeline safety standards...
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The Times Independent article of March 6, 2014 did not address the major reason the Dead Horse lateral pipeline along Highway 313 will be unsafe when completed.

The pipeline will be unsafe because neither the Bureau of Land Management, nor the federal government, nor the State of Utah nor Fidelity Exploration & Production will take responsibility for enforcing all the federal codes necessary for the construction of a high-quality and safe pipeline.

The BLM clearly promised Grand County a safe pipeline in their Environmental Analysis: “While this gathering line will not be regulated, the pipeline would be designed and constructed to meet and exceed federal and industry standards that would be applied to a similar transmission pipeline. The federal government establishes minimum pipeline safety standards under 49 CFR, Parts 190 through 199.”

For this to be a safe pipeline, the BLM needs to enforce all the safety regulations promised to the residents of Grand County. Currently, only part of the safety standards have been incorporated in the pipeline.

The residents of Grand County need to demand that the BLM enforces all safety standards promised not just a select few. Call the local BLM office today.

—Bill Love

Moab

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