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Friday, June 29, 2007

Gas Companies Seek to Block Release of Pipeline Data

"A coalition of energy companies asked the state Court of Appeals on Friday to block the release of information that regulators collect about oil and natural gas pipelines in Washington.
The gas companies are appealing a Thurston County judge’s ruling to release the information, arguing that it would make their 22,000 miles of underground pipeline systems vulnerable to terrorist attacks or vandalism. The newspapers that are asking for the information say it’s a matter of public interest, especially following the 1999 pipeline explosion in Bellingham that killed an 18-year-old man and two boys."