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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


Breaking News

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Industry dominates lobbying of pipeline, hazmat agency. By Rachel Leven, Bloomberg (Feb 8, 2016).

New federal gas storage regulations likely to mimic industry's guidelines. By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News (Feb 8, 2016).

Pipeline leak statistics should give pause to pipeline supporters. By Ron Whittington, Athens Banner-Herald (Jan 3, 2016).

FERC: Atlantic Coast pipeline must consider alternate routes. By Robert Walton, UtilityDIVE (Dec 14, 2015).

TransCanada failed to operate Keystone safely, US regulator alleges. By Mike De Souza, National Observer (Dec 11, 2015).

Unique hazards of tar sands oil spills confirmed by National Academies of Sciences. By Zahra Hirji, InsideClimate News (Dec 9, 2015).

Inside the fight to shut down Line 5. By Lee DeVito, Detroit MetroTimes (Dec 9, 2015).

Spills of Diluted Bitumen from Pipelines: A Comparative Study of Environmental Fate, Effects, and Response is now posted on the National Academies Press website and is available for free download (Dec 8, 2015).

NYers fear gas pipeline near nuclear reactor could spell disaster. By Aaron Cantu, Aljazeera America (Dec 3, 2015).

Pipeline safety plans miss the leak. By Elana Schor and Andrew Restuccia, Politico (Oct 28, 2015).

USDOT, White House to honor transportation "champions of change" for innovation. By Chris Hill, Equipment World (Oct 12, 2015). [See the Trust press release on this topic here.]

Explosion at natural gas facility in Gibson kills 3 workers, seriously injures 2 others. By Danielle Maddox, The New Orleans Advocate (Oct 8, 2015).

Exxon is fined $2.6M for spill. By Debra Hale-Shelton, Northwest AR Democrat-Gazette (Oct 2, 205).

3/29/13 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Firefighters drop absorbant cloths on the ground where oil flowed down the street on North Starlite Road in Mayflower's Northwood subdivision, after the flow of oil was stopped following a pipeline break Friday afternoon.

PST Press Release on PHMSA Hazardous Liquid Proposed Rule released Thursday, October 1, 2015.

Feds want tougher rules for oil pipelines after spills. By Matthew Brown, AP (Oct 1, 2015).

Two years after Tioga, N.D., spill, dirty pile still dwarfs clean pile. By Amy Dalrymple, Grand Forks Herald (Sept 28, 2015).

Pennsylvania community experiences pipeline proliferation. By Duncan Adams, The Roanoke Times (Sept 13, 2015).

As US rushes to build gas lines, failure rate of new pipes has spiked. By Sarah Smith, SNL (Sept 9, 2015).

We're still waiting for confirmation on the health of Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. By Mark Brush, MI Radio (Sept 2, 2015).

Dueling studies dispute need for more pipelines in New England. By William Opalka, RTO Insider (Aug 31, 2015).

Cleanup underway after 26,000 gallon Alberta pipeline spill. By Nicolas Torres, Petro Global News (Aug 23, 2015).

Hudson Valley lawmakers have new concerns about Indian Point pipeline. By James Gormley, The Legislative Gazette (Aug 11, 2015).

Judge grants injunction to keep surveyors off land in pipeline case. By Tina Alvey, Register-Herald Reporter (Aug 6, 2015).

After a year without one, the US is finally getting a pipeline safety chief. By Emily Atkin, Think Progress (July 22, 2015).

Enbridge expects $40 million fine; EPA's stiffest ever for a pipeline spill. By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News (July 22, 2015).

Nexen baffled by 'fish mouth' leak from new double-walled pipeline. By Dan Healing, Calgary Herald (July 18, 2015).

US agency faulted for inaction after California pipeline spill. By Kevin Freking and Michael R. Blood, AP (July 14, 2015).

Pipeline company knew Calif. spill could reach Pacific. By Andrew Restuccia and Elana Schor, Politico (July 9, 2015).California Oil Spill

Witness: Explosion 'shook the house'. By the Victoria Advocate staff (June 14, 2015).

Martinez: Questions, and answers, about pipeline safety. By Dana Guzzetti, Contra Costa Times (June 10, 2015).

400-foot piece of broken pipe probe's target. By Jessica Seaman, NW AR Democrat-Gazette (June 9, 2015).

Pipeline firm said California oil spill 'extremely unlikely'. By Michael R. Blood and Brian Melley, AP News (June 7, 2015).

Obama picks unknown quantity to head pipeline safety agency. By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News (June 2, 2015).

The mysterious case of the automatic shutoff valve. By Brandon Fastman, Santa Barbara Independent (May 29, 2015).

Slick with denial: 'Self-Regulation' and the latest oil spill. By Judith Lewis, CityWatch LA (May 25, 2015).

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