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Hotel MonteleoneSummer is here and the Pipeline Safety Trust conferencein New Orleans can’t be far behind!Don’t miss early registration savings. Available until Sept. 16th!

Results of our 2017 state pipeline safety website review are now posted! Check out our take on this year’s review at the Smart Pig Blog.

Photo: Hotel MonteleonOur conference held on November 2-3 was a great success! Videos and speaker presentation documents are now available on our conference page.

new-rulesUPDATE: New hazardous liquid rule delayed due to Trump administration executive order. Here is our press release with our thoughts on these new rules. See the rule that was going to be published here.

Photo: Hotel MonteleonWe are now posting video and presentation slides from our recent Pipeline Safety Trust conference held in New Orleans. You can find these at this link. 

Carl Weimer03/01/16-Trust Testifies at Hearing to Examine Pipeline Safety Reauthorization (pdf of testimony, 307k)

02/25/16-Trust Testifies on the Reauthorization of DOT’s Pipeline Safety Program (pdf of testimony, 300k)


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.

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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Enbridge Fined for Failing to Fully Inspect Pipelines After Kalamazoo Oil Spill By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News (May 3, 2018)

Dallas Leaders Criticize Atmos Gas Line Replacement Plans By Ken Kalthoff, NBCDFW.com (April 18, 2018)

Federal lawsuit over a gas pipeline near Belton is brought back to life By Kirk Brown, Anderson Independent Mail (April 12, 2018)

Now split in 3, long-delayed pipeline safety rule must navigate new challenges By Sarah Smith, S&P Global (April 10, 2018)

Spill fears rise even as Line 3 backers vow new pipeline will be safe By Dan Kraker, Minnesota Public Radio (March 27, 2018)

Cutting Trees, PG&E Strikes Nerve on Ocean Street Extension By Andrea Patton, Good Times (March 20, 2018)

E&E News seeks open PHMSA hearing on Cheniere leaks By Mike Soraghan, E&E News (March 16, 2018)

Southeast pipeline project staves off shutdown, for now By Ellen M. Gilmer, E&E News (February 7, 2018)

FERC approves PennEast, saying it would supply needed natural gas By Jon Hurdle, StateImpact Pennsylvania, (January 22, 2018)

US Rep. Mike Bishop proposes pipeline safety bill for Great Lakes By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, (January 20, 2018)

Stretch of pipeline to be replaced after Orion blast By Mike Martindale, The Detroit News, (January 15, 2018)

Groups sue to block construction of Louisiana pipeline By Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press, (January 12, 2018)

Pennsylvania shuts down construction on Sunoco gas pipeline By Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, (January 3, 2018)

FERC to take a ‘fresh look’ at pipeline approval policy By Sam Mintz, E&E News, (December 21, 2017)

NIPSCO Fined $900K for Violations By Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist, (November 29, 2017)

Susan Kennedy, CPUC Under Investigation After PG&E Releases More San Bruno Email By Bob Moffitt, Capital Public Radio (November 27, 2017)

Rail executive takes charge at PHMSA By Sam Mintz, E&E News (October 30, 2017)

NTSB turning to voluntary recommendations By Mike Soraghan, E&E News (September 28, 2017)

Line 5 bare metal exposed in coating gaps, Enbridge confirms By Garret Ellison, M Live (August 30, 2017)

Court lets Exxon off hook for pipeline spill in Arkansas neighborhood By Georgina Gustin, InsideClimate News (August 16, 2017)

Drue Pearce appointed to US pipeline safety agency By Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media (August 7, 2017)

After two spills, Shell to replace miles of problem pipeline By Ted Goldberg, KQED News (August 7, 2017)

Colorado governor wants map of drilling pipelines after Firestone house explosion By Dan Elliott and Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press (May 4, 2017)

U.S. pipeline regulator raises penalties for safety violations By Reuters Media (April 28, 2017)

Safety incidents on the rise after decade of decline By Jenny Mandel, E&E News reporter (April 26, 2017)

Paradis pipeline explosion claims Thibodaux man’s life, body recovered by Ryan Arena, St. Charles Herald Guide (February 17, 2017)

PG&E ordered to advertise its guilt for pipeline safety violations by Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle (January 26, 2017)

Oil Pipeline Safety Rule Scaled Back After Cost Objections by Matthew Brown, Associated Press (January 13, 2017)

PG&E loses ruling in San Bruno explosion trial by George Avalos, The Mercury News (November 17, 2016)

WV Supreme Court sides with Landowners on unauthorized Pipeline Surveys by Ken Ward, Charleston Gazette Mail (November 15, 2016)

Army Corps Halts Dakota Access Pipeline, Pending Review  By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News (November 15, 2016)

Damning Testimony in PG&E’s Fatal Explosion Trial By Nicholas Iovino, Courthouse News Service (July 21st, 2016)

Head of NTSB’s San Bruno Probe Says PG&E Secretly Interviewed Witness By Jaxon Van Derbeken, NBCbayarea.com (July 20th, 2016)

NTSB investigator testifies he believes PG&E misled him ktvu.com (July 20th, 2016)

What’s next for oil pipeline under Great Lakes? By Angelica A. Morrison, WBFO 88.7 (July 20th, 2016)

Enbridge’s Kalamazoo Spill Saga Ends in $177 Million Settlement By David Hasemyer, Inside Climate News (July 20th, 2016)

Exxon fights U.S. post-spill policy, seeks abidance delay By Debra Hale-Shelton, Arkansas Online (July 20th, 2016)

Corrosion found on another pipeline near site of April blast By Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (July 20th, 2016)

Republican platform calls for reviving the Keystone XL Canadian oil pipeline By Alexander Panetta, National Observer (July 19th, 2016)

Plains All American Pipeline Faces Criminal Charges in Refugio Oil Spill By Giana Magnoli, Noozhawk Managing Editor (May 17, 2016)

Officials vow VA will protect watershed if pipeline goes ahead By Jeff Day, Bay Journal, (May 16, 2016)

Feds sued over Straits oil pipeline Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press (May 16, 2016)

Natural Gas Explosion Triggers Fire, Leaves 1 Injured Man And 2 Damaged Houses, Affects US Gas Markets By Elaine C, Scienceworld Report (May 2, 2016)

Some Prosecution Witnesses Get Immunity in PG&E San Bruno Blast Trial By George Avalos, The Mercury News (April 27th, 2016)

Michigan Receives Seven Proposals to Conduct Analyses os Straits of Mackinac Pipelines By Amelia Zak, Michigan Radio (April 26, 2016)

Opponents Hope They Can Stop a Third Pipeline By Karen DeWitt, WXXI News (April 25, 2016)

Enbridge: Straits of Mackinac pipeline spill study ‘unrealistic’ By Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press (April 1, 2016)

Delaware Riverkeeper sues FERC over Leidy pipeline By Bob Downing, Ohio.com (March 11, 2016).

Feds reject Jordan Cove LNG terminal By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian (March 11, 2016).aliso-canyon-landscape-webnews

It Just Got a Lot Harder for SoCalGas to Reopen Aliso Canyon. By Gene Maddaus, LA Weekly (March 9, 2016).

Enbridge pipeline plan in northern Wisconsin prompts concerns. By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel (March 6, 2016).

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).


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