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Water Infrastructure Initiatives Afoot
At the hearings, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, asked Quarterman whether he should be worried about the "if feasible" qualification in the 2012 law. By that he meant whether the PHMSA might decide valves are infeasible. Quarterman answered, "Industry is committed to this going forward." But she quickly added, "New pipelines are the easy part. Existing pipelines are much more difficult."