The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article on pipeline safety regulation in Pennsylvania:  "Pennsylvania regulators are taking steps to begin safety checks of some natural gas pipelines in the Marcellus Shale regions – hiring inspectors and drafting new rules that will bring the state in line with the rest of the nation. *** But a dispute continues over whether the state oversight goes far enough. The new safety-inspection and construction regulations still will not apply in the most rural areas of shale country, the hotbed for new pipeline projects, with up to 25,000 miles being built or on the drawing boards."