The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
 
 
Briefing
: Safely Transporting Hazardous Liquids and Gases in a Changing U.S. Energy Landscape
Dates:
Wed, Oct 18, 2017   2029 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 11:00 a.m.

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Transportation Research Board
Committee for a Study of Domestic Transportation of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Ethanol
 
 
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Congressional Briefing
 
on
 
Safely Transporting Hazardous Liquids and Gases in a Changing 
U.S. Energy Landscape
 
This new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines transportation safety issues associated with changes in the long-distance movement of crude oil, natural gas, and ethanol -- by pipeline, rail, and barge -- resulting from sharply increased domestic production of these hazardous materials in recent years.  It looks at the performance of the long-distance modes in safely transporting these shipments with minimal harm to people, property, and the environment and examines the resources the emergency preparedness community should have to plan for and respond to incidents involving this traffic.
 
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on October 11, 2017 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.