Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

PRC Chief Suggests Pipeline Study.(New Mexico)

Byline: David Miles Journal Capitol Bureau

SANTA FE State Public Regulation Commission chairman Tony Schaefer on Tuesday proposed a statewide pipeline safety study in hopes of preventing another accident like last year's deadly pipeline explosion near Carlsbad.

"It's our job to make sure that there aren't more families killed," Schaefer said in an interview.

A natural gas pipeline operated by El Paso Natural Gas exploded in August on the banks of the Pecos River, killing 12 people camping nearby.

"I recognized then that that was an old pipeline. Things could have been done differently," Schaefer said during the commission's meeting Tuesday. …

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