AG Paxton Files Petition To Protect State’s Authority To Regulate Natural Gas Facilities

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March 17 — Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a petition for review of a final rule imposed by the federal Department of Transportation’s Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The rule, which took effect on January 18, 2017, creates new safety standards for underground natural storage facilities, overriding the Texas Railroad Commission’s (RRC) authority.