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May 17, 2021
Pipeline companies are trying to avoid regulation, despite major hack
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More than 11,000 gas stations are still out of gas, including over half those in North Carolina and nearly 70% of the stations in Washington, D.C. This comes five days after the Colonial Pipeline resumed operations after a ransomware hack forced a shutdown. Congress will begin pushing forward a pipeline-security bill Tuesday to prevent future outages, but some say it lacks adequate safeguards. And pipeline companies aren’t exactly on board. Also on today’s show: AT&T is merging media operations with Discovery, public-transit systems try to lure riders back and a conversation about internet access with the acting chair of the Federal Communications Commission.

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