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PST-LGG-coverLocal Government Guide to Pipelines now available!

The Trust's newly published Local Government Guide to Pipelines is now available for download (3.8 MB) or in hard copy by request.

hotel_sonestaConference Registration OPEN!

Our 2014 Pipeline Safety Trust conference will be held Nov 20-21 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA

home-pst-summer2014-newsletter-coverSummer 2014 issue of our newsletter, Safe Pipelines

The Trust's Summer 2014 Newsletter, Safe Pipelines is now available as a pdf download. Click here (1.1MB).

Carl TestifyingOn May 20th the Pipeline Safety Trust Testified to Congress

You can review our testimony here, or view a video of the entire hearing here


currentinterest-carl_videoVideo and PowerPoints from the 2013 conference

Pipeline Safety Beyond Keystone - Expanding the Public Spotlight The 2013 Pipeline Safety Trust Conference was held in New Orleans, LA on November 21-22. To view On Demand video as well as presentation files click here.

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PG&E should pay $1.4 billion for San Bruno blast: Judges. By Mark Chediak, Bloomberg (Sept 2, 2014).

Landowners tell proposed LNG export terminal in Coos Bay: 'Keep your pipeline off my property.' By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian (Aug 28, 2014).

Public to weigh in on state Enbridge spill reportBy The Battle Creek Enquirer (Aug 26, 2014).

FERC staff OKs Texas Eastern project for bidirectional capability near Marcellus, Utica. By Sean Sullivan, SNL (Aug 25, 2014).

In the Rockaways, pipeline debate takes a contentious turnBy Peter Moskowitz, AljazeeraAmerica (Aug 20, 2014).

Four Years After Pipeline Explosion, San Bruno Neighborhood Still Rebuilding. CBS San Francisco (Aug 14, 2014).

Prosecutors raise legal stakes for PG&E in San Bruno criminal trial. By George Avalos, Oakland Tribune (Aug 3, 2014).

Houston praised, some others panned for gas pipeline maintenance. By Rhiannon Meyers, Fuel Fix (July 25, 2014).

Pipeline company faced $270K in penalties. Associated Press, The Emporia Gazzett (July 19, 2014).

Belle Fourche Pipeline: Corrosion caused leak that spilled 25,000 gallons of oil in Wyoming. By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press, The Republic (July 18, 2014).

The gas company that says it can take your backyard. By Evan Hill, AljazeeraAmerica (July 16, 2014).

'Bambi taking on Godzilla': A Q&A with nation's top pipeline safety advocateBy Lisa Song, InsideClimate News (June 24, 2014).

Pipeline put on your property may be mortgage violationBy Richie Davis, The Recorder (June 17, 2014).

2 States Beef Up Oil-by-Rail and Pipeline Safety After String of AccidentsBy Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (June 16, 2014).

Exxon to continue cleanup after spill. Cove of Lake Conway is next focus. By Debra Hale-Shelton, NWAOnline (June 9, 2014).

williamsBlast-4-23-2014Pipeline company 'slightly safer' than most, but recent mishaps trigger probeBy Gil Smart, LancasterOnline (June 8, 2014).

It's watershed vs. pipeline in latest fracking battle. By Alexandra Berzon and Alison Sider, Wall Street Journal (June 4, 2014).

PG&E says bolstered indictment coming in San Bruno blast. By Jaxon Van Derbeken, SFGate.com (June 4, 2014).

Energy Pipeline: Recent incidents, industry growth spur need for additional firefighter training. By Sharon Dunn, Greeley Tribune (June 4, 2014).

L.A. spill case has exposed flaw in pipeline safety oversight. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (June 3, 2014).

Energy Wars: Pipelines define environmental struggle. By Les Whittington, The Star (June 3, 2014).

PHMSA issues letter to TransCanada regarding the role of local governements in pipeline safety (May 28, 2014).

New safety requirements set for Keystone XL pipeline. By Joan Lowy, AP News (May 27, 2014).

Federal study to assess dangers of dilbit when it spills. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (May 21, 2014).

Oil sands: Beyond Keystone XL, more pipelines with more problems. By Elana Schor, E&E News - Greenwire (May 15, 2014).

Rocky road for Canadian oil. By Clifford Kraus and Ian Austen, New York Times (May 12, 2014).

Firefighters battle flames from the explosion of a PG&E gas pipeline in San Bruno's Crestmoor neighborhood in 2010. Photo: Liz Hafalia, The San Francisco Chronicle Regulators find errors in PG&E's reviews of lines, records. SFGate.com, Jaxon Van Derbeken (May 11, 2014).

PHMSA's state pipeline safety program lacks effective management and oversight. Office of Inspector General (May 7, 2014).

Lessons Learned from the Release at Marshall, Michigan. PHMSA Notice, Advisory Bulletin (May 6, 2014).


B.C. wants oil cleanup agency for pipeline spills. By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun (May 4, 2014).

The pipeline predicament. By David Jacobs, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report (April 28, 2014).

Federal Pipeline and Oil-by-Rail Regulator Making 9% Staff Cut, Confounding Experts. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (April 24, 2014).

news_deseret-fidelityExplosion at plant spurs evacuation of tiny Wyoming town. The Columbia Dispatch (April 24, 2014).

Natural gas pipeline is a line in the sand. By Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News (April 12, 2014).

Ruptured Michigan Pipeline to Restart, Now New and Double the Capacity. By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News (April 11, 2014).

PG&E indicted on a dozen felonies in explosion that killed 8. By Robert J. Lopez, LA Times (April 1, 2014).

One year after Exxon's Arkansas spill, 8 crucial questions still unanswered. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (Mar 28, 2014).

PG&E expects federal criminal charges over San Bruno explosion. By George Avalos Oakland Tribune (Mar 27, 2014).

How dangerous are the gas pipes under your city? By James West, The Atlantic Cities (March 21, 2014).

While America spars over Keystone CL, a vast network of pipelines is quietly being approved. By Katie Valentine, ThinkProgress (March 20, 2014).

NTSB Finds Gas Pipe Leak Near Fatal New York Building Blast By Jim Polson and Mark Chediak, Business Week (Mar 19, 2014).

Will Harlem gas explosion bring gas safety changes? By Scott Kraus and Peter Hall, The Morning Call (Mar 14, 2014).

As Bluegrass Pipeline Gets Attention, Competing Project Looms weku.fm (March 2, 2014)

San Bruno Online Petition Calls for CPUC to Hold PG&E Accountable for Gas Explosion Businesswire (February 24, 2014)

C-SPAN cities tour: Bellingham. Remembering the Olympic Pipeline Explosion:

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