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Our RFQ is open for independent consulting services from pipeline safety technical experts to provide independent technical assistance to local governments and communities related to on-shore oil and gas pipelines in the US and Canada.

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The Annual Pipeline Safety Trust Conference returns to New Orleans this fall. Start planning to attend now. November 19-20th, 2015


Carl WeimerOn-demand conference videos are available

Our 2014 Pipeline Safety Trust conference live webcast was a success! If you missed the live broadcast visit our on-demand video page to watch the speaker presentations..


Fall newsletterFall Newsletter available

Our 2014 Fall newsletter is available for downloading (pdf, 1.6MB)


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

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

The Trust's Summer 2014 Newsletter, Safe Pipelines is 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.

Breaking News

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BLM confirms True Oil trespassing at time of spill. By Heather Richards, Buffalo Bulletin (March 25, 2015).

Funds for safety went to utility execs' pay instead, PUC president says. By Marc Lifsher, LA Times (March 25, 2015).

Pipeline Nation: America's broken industry [VIDEO]. Carl-ViceNews-PipelineNation-screenshot-20150323By Nilo Tabrizy, ViceNews (March 23, 2015).

What is the US government doing to prevent the next oil pipeline disaster? OpEd by Jeffrey Insko, ViceNews (March 23, 2015).

Special report: Location important in pipeline planning, operation. By Shane Hoover, CantonReg (March 23, 2015).

Special report: How safe are pipelines? By Shane Hoover, CantonRep (March 21,2015).

Panel urges stronger oversight on state-controlled gas pipelines. By Brendan Gibbons, Citizens Voice (March 20, 2015). 

Investigators uncover new leaks in brand of pipe with history of issues in Arizona. By Lauren Gilger and Shawn Martin, ABC15 (March 19, 2015).

Science vs spin: dilbit sinks in the real world, but not in studies funded by oil industry. By Justin Mikulka, DesmogBlog (March 19, 2015).

Canada regulator probing TransCanada over safety allegations. By Mike De Souza, Reuters (March 18, 2015).

DOT quietly floats overhaul for aging US oil pipeline network. aerial-fire-Carmichael-MS-2007-NTSBBy Mike Lee, EnergyWire (March 16, 2015).

"The village became a living torch:" The 25th anniversary of Blenheim's pipeline disaster. By Julia Reischel, Watershed Post (Mar 13, 2015).

Keystone isn't the only pipeline proposal out there. By Sarah Tory, High Country News (March 11, 2015).

Don't kill Keystone XL. Regulate it. By Jonathan Waldman, NY Times (Mar 6, 2015).

Dire straights, on the Great Lakes pipeline. By Ken Winter, Detroit News (Mar 5, 2015).

TransCanada is seizing people's land to build keystone, but conservatives have been dead silent. By Josh Israel & Katie Valentine, ClimateProgress (Mar 1, 2015).

Colorado pipeline spills happen in regulatory vacuum. By Bruce Finley, The Denver Post (Feb 24, 2015).

Bills add regulations, research for pipelines in North Dakota. By Amy Dalrymple, InForum (Feb 23, 2015).

Yellowstone: rupture probe is stalled, but pipeline restart plan moving forward. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (Feb 20, 2015).

State officials misrepresent North Dakota's spill problem. By Emily Guerin, Inside Energy (Feb 16, 2015).

Oil spill cleanups are a myth, change needed now. By Scott Bosse, Bozeman Daily Chronicle (Feb 12, 2015).

Pipeline safety bill filed. By Pam Wright, Central Kentucky News (Feb 11, 2015).

Sandpiper oil pipeline divides Minnesota. By Greg Vandegrift, KARE11 (Feb 10, 2015).

Natural gas pipeline battle in Michigan moves south. By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News (Feb 10, 2015).

Pipeline safety advocates concerned about lack of inspectors. By Kara Holsopple, The Allegheny Front (Feb 6, 2015).

Yellowstone oil spills expose threat to pipelines under rivers nationwide. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (Feb 6, 2015).

Pipeline concerns draw crickets from legislature. By John Hult, Argus Leader (Feb 5, 2015).

Residents sound off, say they're skeptical of pipeline. By Martha Shanahan, The Keene Sentinel (Feb 5, 2015).

Opinion: Oil pipelines are going to keep breaking in rivers. By Alexis Bonogofsky, HCN (Feb 5, 2015).

Obama proposes more pipeline safety money in new federal budget. By Laura Olson, The Morning Call (Feb 2, 2015).

6 counties cut from proposed ET Rover pipeline route. By Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press (Feb 2, 2015).

Montana oil spill latest in a long line of True companies pipeline breaks. By Benjamin Storrow, Casper Star-Tribune (Jan 31, 2015).

NTSB: San Bruno pipeline blast an example safety oversight flaws. AP (Jan 27, 2015).

Right of Way: Pipelines wield eminent domain as they forge costly new paths. By Sarah Smith and Sean Sullivan, SNL (Jan 27-28, 2015; 2-part series).

Ethane pipeline blast creates fireball. By Casey Junkins, The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register (Jan 27, 2015).

No deal on Enbridge pipeline insurance. By Mike Ivey, The Capital Times (Jan 27, 2015).

North Dakota pipeline leaked 3 million gallons of brine in oil drilling. By Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press (Jan 21, 2015).

Ice hinders cleanup of Yellowstone oil pipeline spill. By Zahra Hirji, InsideClimate News (Jan 21, 2015).

Cancer-Causing Agent Detected in Water After Pipeline Spill. By Matthew Brown, Associated Press (Jan 20, 2015).

Pipeline at 'moderate risk' for failure; cleanup begins in Yellowstone River oil spill. By Larry Mayer, Billings Gazette (Jan 19, 2015).aerial-spill-yellowstone-river-MT-20150117

The other pipeline you should worry about. By Dan Kaufman, NY Times (Jan 16, 2015).

Kinder Morgan won't disclose oil pipeline emergency plan. By Jeff Nagel, BC Local News (Jan 16, 2015).

Pipeline officials answer some questions, fuel other concerns. By Pam Wright, The Advocate Messenger News (Jan 16, 2015).

PUC to pressure city on replacing aged gas mains. By Andrew Maykuth, Philadelphia Inquirer (Jan 12, 2015).

Enbridge pipeline expansion, larger than Keystone, drawing some Dane County skeptics. By Steven Verburg, WiscNews (Jan 11, 2015).

Oil pipeline draws passionate debate. By Kirsti Marohn, St. Cloud Times (Jan 9, 2015).

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