Dallas Lawmaker Introduces Sweeping Reforms to Protect the Public From Gas Leak Explosions

Texas homeowners would know much sooner about dangerous gas leaks in their neighborhoods — and gas companies would pay stiffer fines when they break safety rules — under legislation proposed by a Dallas lawmaker.State Rep. Rafael Anchia on Wednesday filed a sweeping reform package — 11 bills total — that aims to hold natural gas companies more accountable and prevent tragedies like the gas explosion that killed Linda Rogers last year in northwest Dallas.“A 12-year-old girl was blown up while sleeping in her home,'' Anchia said. "An entire community is grieving and we must never let this happen again. My proposals would increase transparency and public safety and hold bad actors accountable.'' The youngster's home sat in the lawmaker's district.  Continue reading...

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