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Call Before You Dig: Does Texas Put Pipelines at Risk?

Photo by: Dave Fehling

Pipeline warning sign near construction on country road in Harris County
In the past decade in Texas, pipeline accidents have killed and injured people and caused millions of dollars in property damage. According to federal government, about 11-percent of those accidents were caused by construction crews. They hit pipelines as they're digging with bulldozers or back-hoes. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling has been looking at one measure that's supposed to prevent such accidents — the "Call Before You Dig" program.
“It's critical that folks that are going to excavate call before they dig.”

—Rep. Tony Dale, R-Austin

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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...