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Senate Committee on Pipeline - 61st R.S. (1969)

Committee Members


  • Conduct a thorough study and investigation of the practice of laying oil and gas pipelines along and across the islands, saltwater lakes, bays, inlets, marshes, and reefs owned by the State of Texas, and across that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of this State, and along and across the freshwater rivers, streams, and lakes of this State, and the effects of these pipelines on navigation and on the health and safety of the people of Texas. The committee shall particularly study the need for regulating these pipelines as to the marking of their locations, the establishment of corridors for laying the lines, the laying of the lines below the surface of the bed or bottom, the specifications for the pipe, and all other features which might be deemed necessary in order to protect the public health and safety and to promote safe navigation.


Appointed by Lieutenant Governor pursuant to SR 165 (Senate Journal appendix, 61st Regular, p. 2326).

Report issued jointly with the Committee on Beaches.

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