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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.

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

Breaking News

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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

Sunoco ordered to cover exposed pipeline
Bill Rettew, Daily Local News, Chester County, PA, Sep 12, 2019

1 dead, others unaccounted for after massive explosion rocks Kentucky,
KHOU 11, August 1, 2019

After pipeline blast killed Dallas 12-year-old, Texas lawmakers pass bills to prevent gas explosions, by James Barragán, State government reporter, Dallas News

Court to rule if B.C. can limit bitumen in key case for Trans Mountain pipeline, The Canadian Press
Laura Kane, May 23, 2019

Michigan AG: I’ll move to shut oil pipeline if talks fail, David Eggert, Associated Press, Monday, April 29, 2019

Uwchlan residents interrupt construction on Mariner East project, MediaNews Group Apr 30, 2019

Land Grab: Property Owners Fight Back Against Pipeline IOUs, WTKR, By Web Staff And CNN Wire, Updated At 11:49am, April 10, 2019

1 dead, at least 16 injured after gas leak causes explosion in Durham, Law360, By RJ Vogt, April 28, 2019

Pennsylvania’s new Pipeline Caucus wants stronger regulation of Mariner East II, By Elizabeth Hardison (March 19, 2019)

Pipeline safety probe underway involving Sunoco pipeline in Berks County, MediaNews Group (March 19, 2019)

Dallas family sues Atmos Energy for more than $1 million after gas explosion forced them to ‘start over again’, Dana Branham, (March 18, 2019)

Hundreds of new oil wells could soon triple Santa Barbara County production, By Monica Vaughan (March 18, 2019)

Feds Say Over-Pressurized Gas Line Caused Massive Massachusetts Explosion, Justin Rice (September 17, 2018)

Major gas leak briefly closes Highway 50 in Fremont County, Nia Bender (September 17, 2018)

Pressure Increase Noted In Pipeline Console Prior To Explosions, Daniel Libon (Sep 15, 2018)

Deadly Mass. gas blasts highlight dangers of aging system, Mike Lee and Mike Soraghan (September 14, 2018)

Dane County pipeline case moves to Supreme Court, Steven Elbow (September 13, 2018)

Enbridge Fined for Failing to Fully Inspect Pipelines After Kalamazoo Oil Spill By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News (May 3, 2018)

Dallas Leaders Criticize Atmos Gas Line Replacement Plans By Ken Kalthoff, NBCDFW.com (April 18, 2018)

Federal lawsuit over a gas pipeline near Belton is brought back to life By Kirk Brown, Anderson Independent Mail (April 12, 2018)

Now split in 3, long-delayed pipeline safety rule must navigate new challenges By Sarah Smith, S&P Global (April 10, 2018)

Spill fears rise even as Line 3 backers vow new pipeline will be safe By Dan Kraker, Minnesota Public Radio (March 27, 2018)

Cutting Trees, PG&E Strikes Nerve on Ocean Street Extension By Andrea Patton, Good Times (March 20, 2018)

E&E News seeks open PHMSA hearing on Cheniere leaks By Mike Soraghan, E&E News (March 16, 2018)

Southeast pipeline project staves off shutdown, for now By Ellen M. Gilmer, E&E News (February 7, 2018)

FERC approves PennEast, saying it would supply needed natural gas By Jon Hurdle, StateImpact Pennsylvania, (January 22, 2018)

US Rep. Mike Bishop proposes pipeline safety bill for Great Lakes By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, (January 20, 2018)

Stretch of pipeline to be replaced after Orion blast By Mike Martindale, The Detroit News, (January 15, 2018)

Groups sue to block construction of Louisiana pipeline By Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press, (January 12, 2018)

Pennsylvania shuts down construction on Sunoco gas pipeline By Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, (January 3, 2018)


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