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Regulating pipelines: Whose job is it?

There are thousands of miles of pipelines moving through Pennsylvania, but no single state or federal agency seems to know exactly how many or specifically where they are located.

The state Department of Environmental Protection doesn’t have a list like that, though it does have a comprehensive map of gas wells in the commonwealth.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has a list from 2011 through 2013 that includes more than 13,000 miles of existing natural gas lines and those carrying hazardous materials through the state.

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