The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a pipeline safety oversight hearing on June 16, 2011, focusing on Pipeline Safety Act reauthorization issues. The Subcommittee and witnesses generally indicated favorable support for Senate bill 275, Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011 (Lautenberg-Rockefeller), and the Subcommittee is expected to issue its draft reauthorization bill in June. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is also expected to be active soon. Notably, Carl Weimer with the Pipeline Safety Trust is advocating stronger regulation of all pipelines, including gathering lines, and a tougher stance on pipeline damage prevention.