Pipeline Safety Trust Info
Our 2014 Pipeline Safety Trust conference will be held Nov 20-21 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.
DOT-PHMSA Community Technical Assistance Grants are currently open for new applications. See our TAG webpage for a history and description of this program, or go to the Grants.gov information page for specific instructions on applying.
Pipeline Safety Beyond Keystone - Expanding the Public Spotlight
The latest edition of Safe Pipelines (pdf, 2.5MB), the newsletter of the Pipeline Safety Trust, is available for download! Go to our Newsletter page for the current and past editions.
Interested in learning more about pipelines? A series of briefing papers is available here on everything from hazardous liquid and gas pipeline basics, to technical information on cost benefit analysis and integrity management.
Pipeline Safety Trust Board President Rick Kessler testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives, Energy & Commerce Committee on Tuesday, July 9, against H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. View the hearing, including Rick’s testimony, and the written statement. More information here.
The Pipeline Safety Trust’s testimony at the January 28, 2013 U.S. Senate field hearing on pipeline safety can be found here
Want to know if you live near a pipeline?
Check out the National Pipeline Mapping System here
Planning Near Pipelines
We have a whole section of our website devoted to Planning Near Pipelines that includes the report of the Pipelines & Informed Planning Alliance.
Congress passes reauthorization bill for pipeline safety program:
Natural gas pipeline is a line in the sand.
Ruptured Michigan Pipeline to Restart, Now New and Double the Capacity.
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
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
San Bruno Online Petition Calls for CPUC to Hold PG&E Accountable for Gas Explosion
C-SPAN cities tour: Bellingham. Remembering the Olympic Pipeline Explosion:
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