Republicans block gas-pipeline mapping bill in wake of Firestone explosion

It happened after a Monday night filibuster.

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - A late-session bill in the Colorado Legislature to require extensive mapping of gas flow lines in the wake of a fatal home explosion in Firestone that was linked to a leaking gas pipe died late Monday when Republicans filibustered the bill on the House floor.

House Bill 1372, sponsored by Democratic state Reps. Mike Foote of Lafayette and Steve Lebsock of Thornton, would have:

Required oil and gas operators to identify the locations of lines that carry natural gas from wells to protection points,

Demanded that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission publish them, and

Required that COGCC share this information with the governments of counties in which the lines are located.

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