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Short Titles as Introduced

Protecting Communities from Liquefied Natural Gas Trains Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To require the Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration to conduct an evaluation of the safety, security, and environmental risks of transporting liquefied natural gas by rail, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/12/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
09/13/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
09/12/2019Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/12/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7]* 09/12/2019
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 02/12/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Transportation and Infrastructure09/12/2019 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials09/13/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/12/2019)

Protecting Communities from Liquefied Natural Gas Trains Act

This bill directs the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to conduct an evaluation of the safety, security, and environmental risks of transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail.

Among other things, the FRA must

  • perform physical testing of rail tank cars, including ensuring such rail tank cars are able to withstand the effects of an accident or impact and prevent or mitigate the release of LNG;
  • analyze multiple release scenarios, including derailments, front-end collisions, and rear-end collisions; and
  • examine the effects of exposure to climate conditions across rail networks, including temperature, humidity, and other factors that may influence performance of the inner or outer walls of rail tank cars.

The Government Accountability Office must conduct an independent evaluation to ensure all review requirements under this bill have been satisfactorily met.