Appeals court voids pipeline safety order for Exxon
August 17, 2017
Little Rock, Ark. (AP) — An appeals court has voided an order that would have required Exxon Mobil to revise its pipeline-safety procedures after a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued the order in 2015, and it could have applied to more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) of the Texas oil and gas company's pipelines. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Monday vacated the order resulting from the Pegasus pipeline oil spill in Mayflower, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported .
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