Pipeline Safety Trust Info
Pipeline Safety Beyond Keystone
The latest edition of Safe Pipelines (pdf, 2.5MB), the newsletter of the Pipeline Safety Trust, is now 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:
San Bruno officials suspect PUC judge under pressure to go easy on PG&E. By George Avalos, Oakland Tribune (Dec 2, 2013).
Enbridge could be forced to boost pipeline safety in Michigan after water violations. By David Hasemyer, Inside Climate News (Dec 2, 2013).
Princeton officials negotiating shutdown, alternative route of natural gas pipeline. By Jon Offredo, The Times of Trenton (Nov 29, 2013).
How safe are Louisiana’s underground pipelines? By WWLTV.com, Dennis Woltering (Nov 25, 2013).
Enbridge may move part of new pipeline route in Minnesota. By Forum News Service, Park Rapids Enterprise (Nov 13, 2013).
Keystone XL study warns of defective segments on pipeline’s southern leg. By John H. Cushman Jr., InsideClimate News (Nov 12, 2013).
Arkansas legislators seek stronger protection of water supplies from oil spills. By Elizabeth McGowan, Arkansas Times (Nov 6, 2013).
Pipeline Safety: Canada lags US on making data public. By Amber Hildebrandt, CBC News (Oct 29, 2013).
North Dakota oil spill spotlights US delay on rules. By Mark Drajem and Jim Efstathiou Jr., Bloomberg Businessweek (Oct 29, 2013).
PHMSA awards $940,000 to 21 local pipeline safety groups. PHMSA briefing (Oct 24, 2013).
ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat. The Associated Press, via North Dakota News-Sentinel (Oct 11, 2013).
Trumped by federal authority over pipeline safety, Ark. lawmakers settle for symbolism. By Elizabeth McGowan, Inside Climate News (Oct 7, 2013).
Judge orders PG&E to shut down San Carlos gas line. By Jaxon Van Derbeken, SFGate (Oct 4, 2013).
Enbridge ‘looking forward’ to disputing scathing safety report. By Jessica McDiarmid, The Star (Oct 4, 2013).
Boom in unregulated natural gas pipelines posing new risks. By Naveena Sadasivam, Inside Climate News (Sept 26, 2013).
Vermont says pipeline change needs permit. Rutland Herald (Sept 24, 2013).
Pipeline explosion rocks Newton County neighborhood (Texas). By Adam Wright, 12News (Sept 21, 2013).
ExxonMobile warned of pending lawsuit by Central Arkansas Water. Arkansas Matters (Sept 20, 2013).
Lawsuits against ExxonMobile mount over big oil pipeline spills. By James Osborne, Dallas Morning News (Sept 14, 2013).
Dilbit in Exxon’s Pegasus may have contributed to pipeline’s rupture. By Elizabeth Douglass, Inside Climate News (Sept 9, 2013).
Decades of Ruptures from Defect Show Perils of Old Pipe. By Mike Lee, Bloomberg (Sept 2, 2013).
Catastrophic Pipeline Ruptures Still Too Big a Risk for Enbridge, Report Warns
Plan for the worst with Keystone XL pipeline, safety advocate urges leaders
Older pipelines can operate safely only if they’re carefully monitored and maintained. By Elizabeth Douglas, InsideClimate News August 12, 2013
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