This bill expands on the important strides made in pipeline safety since 2002 by providing for greater oversight, research, cooperation and accountability. The measure also requires top executives at pipeline companies to certify the information they provide to regulators is accurate, and that new safety standards are applied to low-stress pipelines. This legislation will ensure America’s pipelines continue to provide our nation with needed energy resources in a safe manner and that activities on Alaska’s North Slope will once again become the gold standard for pipeline operations worldwide.