In the wake of last month’s incident in Sissonville, West Virginia, Senator Rockefeller hosted a Senate Commerce Committee field hearing in Charleston, West Virginia to review pipeline safety. The witnesses included: (1) Sissonville resident Sue Bonham who lost her home; (2) NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman; (3) PHMSA Administrator Cynthia Quarterman; (4) Susan Fleming of GAO; (5) Columbia Gas Transmission executive Jimmy Staton; and (6) Rick Kessler, President of the Pipeline Safety Trust. The hearing singled out various concerns, including improving communication with emergency responders, improving operators’ ability to quickly respond to an incident, and stronger integrity management plans (and identification of high consequence areas (HCAs)).