Montana’s U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester introduced legislation this week to address gaps in pipeline safety oversight and transparency  that came to light as a result of the recent oil spills in Montana’s Yellowstone River and Cut Bank Creek.  The bill also makes sure affected communities have a voice in oil spill cleanup processes by making sure local official have a seat at the table. The Baucus-Tester Pipeline Safety Bill seeks to increase safety and transparency in pipeline oversight by: Modernizing pipeline safety regulations based on best available data, with a specific focus on floods, Increasing transparency and  guaranteeing local governments like Yellowstone County a stronger voice in spill cleanup.