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Amid oil and gas buildout, Louisiana industry pushes for less oversight

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A rusted sign on a chain link fence reads "caution, high press gas pipeline"

Despite the record of lax enforcement by Louisiana State Police, gas companies in the state say they are being treated unfairly and have lobbied for legislation to loosen requirements around reporting pipeline leaks. Credit: Kara Newhouse / Flickr

State lawmakers passed legislation to loosen rules that require the natural gas industry to report dangerous leaks, despite already lax enforcement.

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