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Jun 28, 2018

Washington State Lawmakers Urge Administration to Continue Prioritizing BPA, Other Power Marketing Administrations Within Energy Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, a bipartisan, bicameral group of Washington state lawmakers sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, urging the Energy Department to maintain the place of the Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), including the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), within the department’s reporting structure.

Jun 5, 2017

Pacific Northwest U.S. Representatives Urge Administration to Not Privatize Bonneville Power Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), along with other Pacific Northwest Members of Congress, voiced his opposition to a proposal in the President’s budget to sell off the Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) assets.

Aug 25, 2016

Larsen Urges Action from Tesoro, American Petroleum Institute on New Safety Guidelines for U.S. Oil Refineries

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is urging the Tesoro Corporation and the American Petroleum Institute to take action on safety guidelines recently issued by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.

Jul 14, 2016

Proposed Oil Spill Response Rules are Part of an ‘All-of-the-Above Strategy’ for Community Safety – Larsen

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed new rules to improve oil spill response and mitigate impacts of derailments of crude oil traveling by rail.

Jun 8, 2016

Larsen-Backed Bill to Improve Pipeline Safety Clears Key Legislative Hurdle

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today announced that a provision he has championed to improve pipeline safety cleared a key legislative hurdle when it passed out of the House by a voice vote. The amendment to the Securing America's Future Energy: Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (SAFE PIPES) Act would renew technical assistance grants that Washington state stakeholders rely on to improve pipeline planning and development, emergency response, and information sharing.