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photo:Bill CaramThe Pipeline Safety Trust Announces New Executive Director. Click here to read the press release.


Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Both sessions of our webinar, The Enbridge Spill and Its Consequences, are now available for on-demand viewing

Photo: oil boomsThe Pipeline Safety Trust’s new publication, A Decade In Review: 2010-2019, is now available for download.


photo:Bill CaramThe Pipeline Safety Trust announces we have hired Bill Caram as our new Deputy Director. Bill will be starting with the PST in late March and will transition into the Executive Director position at some point in the second half of 2020. click here for more information.


Links to video of each of the speakers at our annual conference, Nov. 7th & 8th, are now available at the Video on demand page.


Read a transcript of the PST Testimony to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, Hearing on Pipeline Safety:Reviewing the Status of Mandates and Examining Additional Safety Needs, April 2, 2019.


Graphic image of us map To help people visualize how often pipelines fail we have created maps that allow you to examine failure information state by state, and the pop-up windows will provide reported information on each failure as you select it.


Photo: TAG groupFunding Opportunity for local communities and non-profits: PHMSA has announced the opening of the application period for Community Technical Assistance grants. Applications are due May 3, 2019. Click here for more information.


NO2018 conference roomVideos and PowerPoint presentations from our conference are now available for on demand viewing. You can find them here.


Gas explosion fire in Boston areaIf you are looking for information and data that relates to the Columbia Gas of Massachusetts tragedy on 9/13/18 we have posted quite a bit of information here.


Results of our 2017 state pipeline safety website review are now posted! Check out our take on this year’s review at the Smart Pig Blog.


Photo: Hotel MonteleonOur conference held on November 2-3 was a great success! Videos and speaker presentation documents are now available on our conference page.


new-rulesUPDATE: New hazardous liquid rule delayed due to Trump administration executive order. Here is our press release with our thoughts on these new rules. See the rule that was going to be published here.


Photo: Hotel MonteleonWe are now posting video and presentation slides from our recent Pipeline Safety Trust conference held in New Orleans. You can find these at this link. 


Carl Weimer03/01/16-Trust Testifies at Hearing to Examine Pipeline Safety Reauthorization (pdf of testimony, 307k)


02/25/16-Trust Testifies on the Reauthorization of DOT’s Pipeline Safety Program (pdf of testimony, 300k)

 


Comment Now!Winter 2016 newsletter available
Featuring articles on Dilbit and Keystone XL. Download your copy now.


Comment Now!
Many Comments Submitted on Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Rulemaking.
Comments were due January 8 to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. See links on our page about Opportunities for Comment and Participation.


CarlWeimer
Pipeline Safety Trust Executive Director honored at the White House as a Champion of Change!
Carl Weimer, the Trust Executive Director, was recognized on Tuesday, Oct 13 at the White House as one of 11 individuals from across the country as “White House Transportation Champions of Change.”


Pipeline website review2015 Public Transparency Review of State Pipeline Safety Agencies & PHMSA
The annual Public Transparency Review of State Pipeline Safety Agencies & PHMSA is now live on our website. Check it out.


Carl TestifyingOn July 14th the Trust Testified to Congress
You can review all testimony here, or view a video of the entire hearing here


Local Government Guide CoverLocal Government Guide to Pipelines
The Pipeline Safety Trust has a Local Government Guide to Pipelines available on our Pipeline Information for Local Government page

Pipelines in the News

To see news that has rolled off of our home page click here

Before deadly 2018 Dallas blast, rain hindered leak detection, Atmos staff say
By Tom DiChristopher, S&P Global, Aug. 6, 2020

Court reverses order to shut down Dakota Access pipeline
By JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press, AUGUST 5, 2020

Blocked: Brutal month for pipelines shows a friendly White House is not enough
Corey Paul, Allison Good, S&P Global, August 4 2020

Trump lets Keystone line ship more oil with expansion stalled
Robert Tuttle, Bloomberg News, Jul 30, 2020

FERC faces environmental justice reckoning
Arianna Skibell and Niina H. Farah, E&E News reporters, Friday, July 31, 2020

Federal regulators approve Jordan Cove LNG project in Coos Bay and 230 mile feeder pipeline
By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian/OregonLive, Mar 19, 2020

Pipeline company to pay more than $60 million for 2015 oil spill near Santa Barbara
By LOUIS SAHAGUN Louis Sahagun, The Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2020

State seeks to penalize oil and gas company for 2017 Firestone explosionFirestone house explosion, April 17, 2017. (Photo by Dennis Herrera.)
By John Herrick, The Colorado Independent, March 12, 2020

D.C. Circuit to Review FERC Practice Called ‘Kafkaesque’
By Ellen M. Gilmer, Bloomberg Environment, Dec. 5, 2019

Supreme Court Searches for Limits on Clean Water Act Program (2)
Bloomberg Environment, Nov. 6, 2019

The ‘entire world shook’ – Kentucky pipeline explosion kills 1, at least 5 unaccounted for
By Mary Lyons, Courtney Hayden, Taylor Weiter, KHOU 11, August 1, 2019

Study Finds Twice As Much Methane Is Leaking In Northeast Cities As EPA Estimated
By Heather Goldstone and Elsa Partan, WGBH Boston, September 17, 2019

Texas Charges Oil Port Protesters Under New Fossil Fuel Protection Law
By Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News, Sept. 19th, 2019

Lawsuit: Poor Information About Pipeline Led to Fatal Blast
By Associated Press, Wire Service Content, Sept. 13, 2019

To see news that has rolled off of our home page click here.

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2 Years ago today, NiSource failed the people of Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts when excessive pressure in their natural gas lines caused dozens of explosions; killing one person, destroying and damaging 40 homes, and forcing the evacuation of 30,000 people. Click the link to see the powerful presentation from last year's PST conference when Lawrence, MA's mayor Dan Rivera spoke about the tragedy and described what work still needs to be done to stop these horrific events from continuing.

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It was 10 years ago today that PG&E's gas pipeline in San Bruno, CA exploded - killing 8, injuring 51, and destroying a large part of a neighborhood. In response, both Congress and the NTSB issued strong mandates and recommendations to federal regulators in order to prevent this from ever happening again. Maddeningly, 10 years later, many of these mandates and recommendations remain unmet. Today we remember the victims and their families and reaffirm our commitment to continue fighting to get the pipeline industry to zero incidents. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have exciting news! Today is Bill Caram's first day as Executive Director. And we are thrilled to announce that Carl Weimer is staying on staff as our Special Projects Advisor. Read about Bill's priorities and Carl's proudest accomplishments at our website.

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