Texas. ONCOR

"Self-regulation" puts investors and children at risk: Pipeline construction transforms neighborhood into war zone

Originally posted 2009-06-07 02:38:13 -0400, bumped by carol

In Texas, local ordinance do not apply to pipelines. Current laws in Texas do not stipulate how far a pipeline must be from a house or structure. The industry lobbies consistently for "self-regulation" stating that it is better for the people because "too much regulation" will be too "costly." The Driver Pipeline (subcontractor) construction site in the ONCOR /LUMINANT 20' electrical easement through East Arlington is a blantant example of the INDUSTRY failing to self-regulate.