By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Barack Obama's administration has scaled back new safety measures for the sprawling network of fuel pipelines that crisscross the United States after oil industry complaints over the cost.
The administration has released long-delayed regulations for almost 200,000 miles of pipelines that transport oil, gasoline and other hazardous liquids.
The changes Friday include more rigorous inspections of lines in rural areas and new requirements for leak detection systems.