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

One bill would give Atmos and other gas companies 72 hours to alert neighbors after a leak is discovered in their neighborhood

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.

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