The Louisiana gas industry’s answer to lax safety enforcement? Loosen it more

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Louisiana state police – which oversees pipeline safety – issued 34 fines and five warning letters in the past five years. A quarter of those penalties were reduced: three were lowered, five were replaced with warning letters and two were dismissed. The fines that did stick were low, between $2,250 and $8,000.

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