September 2019, Vol. 246, No. 9


Pipeline Cybersecurity Protection Legislation Moves Forward

House Democrats and Republicans have had trouble agreeing on a pipeline safety bill so far this year, but a second bill on pipeline security faces no such problem.  The House Energy & Commerce Committee passed the Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act by a voice vote in mid-July, a few weeks before the House left for its August-September working session. The bill was introduced by Energy Subcommittee ranking member Fred Upton (R-Mich. and Rep. David Loebsack (D-Iowa). It would establish a program at DOE to create policies and procedures to improve the physical and cybersecurity and resiliency of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines, hazardous liquid pip

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