Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Senator Peters joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to update listeners on his pipeline safety provisions that passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee on a new bipartisan bill called the SAFE PIPES Act this week.
Peters said the measures designate the Great Lakes and their tributaries as a high consequence region, which makes pipelines that cross those areas subject to higher integrity standards.
He said the legislation also requires pipeline spill cleanup plans to consider responses to spills on water covered by ice.
He added that the added ice cover provisions impact areas along the Great Lakes that have seen record ice cover in recent winters.