This page contains links to news stories that have rolled off of our home page:
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).
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).
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).
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).
Oil Spill Near Santa Barbara Fouls California Coastline. By Eyder Peralta, NPR (May 20, 2015).
Farmers fight a new kind of pipeline spill – salty wastewater. By Chester Dawson, Wall Street Journal (May 15, 2015).
Resistance to pipeline bigger than Keystone thwarts Enbridge in Wisconsin. By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News (May 12, 2015).
President Obama’s pipeline safety agency waits for a leader. By Andrew Restuccia and Elana Schor, Politico (May 6, 2015).
Court halts stream crossings by natural gas pipeline in Baltimore County. By Timothy Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun (May 4, 2015).
Kinder Morgan pipeline leak reaches 300,000 gallons in South Carolina. By Sarita Chourey, Savannah Now (Ap 30, 2015).
Pipeline worker avoids prison over Mitchell airport fuel spill. By Bruce Vielmetti, Journal Sentinel (Ap 30, 2015).
TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline suffered major corrosion only two years in operation, 95% worn in one spot. By Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog (Ap 30, 2015).
Rural pipelines kindle concerns about safety. By Mike Wereschagin, Trib Total Media (Ap 27, 2015).
PHMSA, derided as ‘toothless’ regulator, in spotlight over pipeline incidents. By Sarah Smith, SNL (Ap 27, 2015).
West Virginia lacks oversight of pipelines. By Casey Junkins, The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register (April 26, 2015).
Giant gas pipeline to flank NY nuclear plant. By Ellen Cantarow, Huffington Post (Ap 25, 2015).
Gas pipelines surprise land owners. By Laura Arenschield, Columbus Dispatch (Ap 25, 2015).
Enbridge Energy seeks OK for replacement crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. By David Shaffer, Star Tribune (Ap 24, 2015).
‘Pipelines blow up and people die.’ After a series of deadly accidents, Congress created an office to oversee the nation’s oil and gas pipelines. A decade later, it’s become the can’t-do agency. By Elana Schor and Andrew Restuccia, Politico (Ap 21, 2015).
Section of Mississippi River reopened near Hartford after diesel fuel leak. AP, Q-C News (Ap 20, 2015).
Canada’s own oil pipeline problem. By Alistair MacDonald and Paul Vieira, Wall Street Journal (Ap 19, 2015).
South Carolina-to-Jacksonville pipeline could use old eminent domain laws to take needed land. By Mary Landers, The Florida Times-Union (Ap 19, 2015).
Another PG&E pipeline explosion: What was learned from the 2010 explosion? By Alexander LaCasse (Ap 18, 2015).
US lifts operating sanctions on Adair County natural gas pipeline involved in 2014 blast. By Marcus Green, WDRB (Ap 17, 2015).
Frustrated by pipeline safety oversight, legislators question PHMSA’s effectiveness. By Sarah Smith, SNL (Ap 15, 2015).
County committee requires pipeline operator Enbridge Energy to carry pollution insurance. By Jeff Glaze, Wisconsin State Journal (April 15, 2015).
Judge supports Sandpiper pipeline in northern Minnesota. By David Shaffer, Star Tribune (April 13, 2015).
Bakken pipeline meets stiff opposition in Minnesota. By Daniel Cusick, Midwestern Energy News (April 13, 2015).
NEB’s role strikes a crude balance between safety and demand. By Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail (Ap 12, 2015).
After two Montana breaks, scrutiny builds over federal pipeline regs. By Tom Lutey, Billings Gazette (April 5, 2015).
Flawed steel still in wide use in oil pipelines. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (April 3, 2015).
Oil product spill hits North Dakota wetland. By Daniel Graeber, UPI (April 2, 2015).
BLM unaware oil company was using pipeline. By Heather Richards, Buffalo Bulletin (Ap 1, 2015).
Decision on PG&E punishment expected in April. By George Avalos, Contra Costa Times (March 31, 2015).
Two years after Exxon’s Mayflower spill, will tougher pipeline rules go beyond talk? By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (Mar 30, 2015).
FERC: Alternate Nexus pipeline route should be reviewed. By Bob Downing, Akron Beacon Journal (March 27, 2015).
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]. By 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).
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. By 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).
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).
No deal on Enbridge pipeline insurance. By Mike Ivey, The Capital Times (Jan 27, 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).
The other pipeline you should worry about. By Dan Kaufman, NY Times (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).
Prospective CPUC head dismisses PG&E concerns, says too much Bay Area focus. By Ted Goldberg, KQED (Dec 30, 2014).
Moab’s redneck country is under pressure from fracking. By Nancy Lofholm, The Denver Post (Dec 29, 2014).
Rural gas gathering pipelines kindle concerns about safety laws. By Mike Wereschagin, TribLive (Dec 27, 2014).
The center seat: Julie Fedorchak looks to long-term needs as she takes over ND PSC chair. By Maxine Herr, Petroleum News Bakken (Dec 26, 2014).
Former administration official ‘Keystone will eventually be built’. By Laura Barron-Lopez, The Hill (Dec 22, 2014).
State sides with oil companies in lawsuit by landowner over saltwater spills. By Andrew Brown, Forum News Service (Billings Gazette; Dec 21, 2014).
‘Pinhole leak’ in U.P. gas pipeline raises straits fears. By Keith Matheny, Lansing State Journal (Dec 17, 2014).
North American fossil fuel boom raises risks from expanding oil and gas transport network. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue (Dec 15, 2014).
Dominion opts against route away from schools. By Calvin Trice, NewsLeader (Virginia) (Dec 12, 2014).
Investigation into a 2013 pipeline leak near Wrigley, Northwest Territories uncovers multiple causal factors. By PR Newswire (Dec 4, 2014).
Diluted bitumen study: expert committee holds first meeting. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue (Dec 2, 2014).
As Keystone XL stalls, another pipeline network moves quietly forward. By Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ (Dec 1, 2014).
Energy East pipeline: TransCanada standing down on further work in Quebec. By The Canadian Press (Dec 1, 2014).
The US energy infrastructure: Is is safe? By Gene Lockard, Rigzone (Nov 27, 2014).
Why pipeline critics are important. By CEPA (Nov 26, 2014).
With all eyes on Keystone, another tar sands pipeline just crossed the border. By Zoe Schlanger, Newsweek (Nov 25, 2014).
FERC issues proposed policy statement regarding cost recovery for pipeline modernization. By Debra Ann Palmer, The National Law Review (Nov 24, 2014).
Fix decaying pipelines first for jobs, health and safety. By Joe Conason, TruthDig (Nov 19, 2014).
Pipeline alert from federal regulator is first of its kind. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (Nov 17, 2014).
Landowner rights vs. public need in battle over pipeline route. By Duncan Adams, The Roanoke Times (Nov 9, 2014).
Decrepit PA natural gas utility pipelines years from upgrade. By Mike Wereschagin, TribTotalMedia (Nov 1, 2014).
Exxon fighting to keep public from seeing 900,000 pages of documents in oil spill lawsuit. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (Oct 31, 2014).
PG&E cutting gas pressure on lines with lower-quality parts. By Jaxon Van Derbeken, SFGate (Oct 30, 2014).
Concerns over aging natural gas pipelines. By Natalie Shepherd, Eyewitness News (Oct 15, 2014).
Environmental disasters lurk in energy pipelines. By Keith Matheny, The Detroit Free Press (Oct 12, 2014).
Light penalties the norm for state utilities following fatal accidents. By Sam Kennedy, The Morning Call (Oct 11, 2014).
Embattled PUC president Peevey leaving under fire in December. By Ken Broder, AllGov CA (Oct 10, 2014).
NEB delays Enbridge plan to ship oil through reversed Line 9 pipeline. By Shawn McCarthy, The Globe and Mail (Oct 09 2014).
Federal prosecutors probing PG&E-CPUC emails. By Jaxon Van Derbeken, SFGate (Oct 6, 2014).
Tensions mount between homeowners, ET Rover natural gas pipeline survey crews. By Eric Dresden, MLive (Oct 2, 2014).
Company preparing to submit natural gas pipeline application to FERC. By Robert Hudson, AlexCity Outlook (Oct 1, 2014).
Judge denies PG&E request to remove San Bruno explosion references from federal criminal trial. By George Avalos, San Jose Mercury News (Sept 30, 2014).
Location of natural gas lines, whether leaking, shrouded from public. By Mike Wereschagin, Trib Media (Sept 24, 2014).
Look out below: danger lurks underground from aging gas pipes. By John Kelly, USA Today (Sept 24, 2014). (See also their interactive page with pipeline info by zip code.)
As deaths mount, pipeline safety comes into focus. By Sammy Roth, The Desert Sun (Sept 24, 2014).
GAO Report: Additional actions are needed to improve pipeline safety. GAO (Sept 22, 2014).
PG&E should pay $1.4 billion for San Bruno blast: Judges. By Mark Chediak, Bloomberg (Sept 2, 2014).
Landowners tell proposed LNG export terminal in Coos Bay: ‘Keep your pipeline off my property.’ By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian (Aug 28, 2014).
Public to weigh in on state Enbridge spill report. By The Battle Creek Enquirer (Aug 26, 2014).
FERC staff OKs Texas Eastern project for bidirectional capability near Marcellus, Utica. By Sean Sullivan, SNL (Aug 25, 2014).
In the Rockaways, pipeline debate takes a contentious turn. By Peter Moskowitz, AljazeeraAmerica (Aug 20, 2014).
Four Years After Pipeline Explosion, San Bruno Neighborhood Still Rebuilding. CBS San Francisco (Aug 14, 2014).
Prosecutors raise legal stakes for PG&E in San Bruno criminal trial. By George Avalos, Oakland Tribune (Aug 3, 2014).
Houston praised, some others panned for gas pipeline maintenance. By Rhiannon Meyers, Fuel Fix (July 25, 2014).
Pipeline company faced $270K in penalties. Associated Press, The Emporia Gazzett (July 19, 2014).
Belle Fourche Pipeline: Corrosion caused leak that spilled 25,000 gallons of oil in Wyoming. By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press, The Republic (July 18, 2014).
The gas company that says it can take your backyard. By Evan Hill, AljazeeraAmerica (July 16, 2014).
‘Bambi taking on Godzilla’: A Q&A with nation’s top pipeline safety advocate. By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News (June 24, 2014).
C-SPAN cities tour: Bellingham. Remembering the Olympic Pipeline Explosion:
Exxon to continue cleanup after spill. Cove of Lake Conway is next focus. By Debra Hale-Shelton, NWAOnline (June 9, 2014).
Pipeline company ‘slightly safer’ than most, but recent mishaps trigger probe. By Gil Smart, LancasterOnline (June 8, 2014).
It’s watershed vs. pipeline in latest fracking battle. By Alexandra Berzon and Alison Sider, Wall Street Journal (June 4, 2014).
PG&E says bolstered indictment coming in San Bruno blast. By Jaxon Van Derbeken, SFGate.com (June 4, 2014).
Energy Pipeline: Recent incidents, industry growth spur need for additional firefighter training. By Sharon Dunn, Greeley Tribune (June 4, 2014).
L.A. spill case has exposed flaw in pipeline safety oversight. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (June 3, 2014).
Energy Wars: Pipelines define environmental struggle. By Les Whittington, The Star (June 3, 2014).
PHMSA issues letter to TransCanada regarding the role of local governements in pipeline safety (May 28, 2014).
New safety requirements set for Keystone XL pipeline. By Joan Lowy, AP News (May 27, 2014).
Federal study to assess dangers of dilbit when it spills. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (May 21, 2014).
Oil sands: Beyond Keystone XL, more pipelines with more problems. By Elana Schor, E&E News – Greenwire (May 15, 2014).
Rocky road for Canadian oil. By Clifford Kraus and Ian Austen, New York Times (May 12, 2014).
Regulators find errors in PG&E’s reviews of lines, records. SFGate.com, Jaxon Van Derbeken (May 11, 2014).
PHMSA’s state pipeline safety program lacks effective management and oversight. Office of Inspector General (May 7, 2014).
Lessons Learned from the Release at Marshall, Michigan. PHMSA Notice, Advisory Bulletin (May 6, 2014).
B.C. wants oil cleanup agency for pipeline spills. By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun (May 4, 2014).
The pipeline predicament. By David Jacobs, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report (April 28, 2014).
Federal Pipeline and Oil-by-Rail Regulator Making 9% Staff Cut, Confounding Experts. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (April 24, 2014).
Explosion at plant spurs evacuation of tiny Wyoming town. The Columbia Dispatch (April 24, 2014).
Natural gas pipeline is a line in the sand. By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News (April 12, 2014).
Ruptured Michigan Pipeline to Restart, Now New and Double the Capacity. By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News (April 11, 2014).
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 Oakland Tribune (Mar 27, 2014).
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 weku.fm (March 2, 2014)
San Bruno Online Petition Calls for CPUC to Hold PG&E Accountable for Gas Explosion Businesswire (February 24, 2014)
US Sen. Bob Casey calls for additional funding for pipeline safety
WFMZ-TV (February 21, 2014)
Former U.S. Energy Regulator Brigham A. McCown Says the Anniversary of JJ’s Restaurant Explosion Highlights Need for Higher Standards
Digital Journal (February 19, 2014)
U.S. regulators issue rare corrective order against Ky. pipeline operator
WDRB.com (February 18, 2014)
Federal regulators have ordered a natural gas transmission company to cease using or reduce pressure along nearly 280 miles of pipeline…
Houses Destroyed by Ky. Gas Line Explosion
A gas line exploded this morning in Adair County, Ky., setting nearby homes on fire and sending at least two people to the hospital…
(ABC News, Feb. 13th, 2014)
Is Fracking About to Arrive on Your Doorstep?
(The Nation, January 30th, 2014)
Finding cause of blast will take time
Winnipeg Free Press (Jan 28, 2014) – With the restoration of natural gas service underway southeast of Winnipeg, TransCanada PipeLines must now figure out what caused an explosion …
Citizens With Cameras to Monitor TransCanada’s New Pipeline
Environment News Service, (January 22, 2014)
Today, Texas residents picked up their cameras as the Canadian company TransCanada started operations on its new $2.3 billion pipeline carrying tar sands crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma to refineries in Nederland, Texas.
All along the pipeline: turning the oil tides. By Jessica McDiarmid, Toronto Star (Jan 21, 2014).
NTSB released top 10 most wanted list of transportation improvements for 2014. By National Transportation Safety Board, Office of Public Affairs (Jan 16, 2014).
Christie fails to muscle gas pipeline through NJ’s protected forests. By John H. Cushman, Jr., Inside Climate News (Jan 10, 2014).
Bakken crude may be more flammable than previously thought: US regulator. By Patrick Rucker, Reuters (Jan 3, 2014).
[North Dakota] Governor names pipeline advisory panel. By Nick Smith (Dec 23, 2013).
Pennsylvania high court strikes down part of fracking law. By Sophia Pearson, Jef Feeley and Mark Drajem, Bloomberg News (Dec 20, 2013).
Northern Gateway project recommended for federal approval, with conditions. CBC News (Dec 19, 2013).
Top pipeline regulator: lack of oversight ‘keeps me up at night’. By Cole Stangler, In These Times (Dec 19, 2013).
Legacy pipelines; what to do about aging and abandoned energy infrastructure. By Tom Burns and Tan Hoang, Planning (Dec 2013).
Is Bakken oil safe enough for the GTA? By Jessica McDiarmid, The Toronto Star (Dec 14, 2013).
Editorial: Questions about PG&E safety campaign. The Monterey County Herald (Dec 12, 2013).
Spike in oil pumped under Straits of Mackinac worries Michigan lawmakers. By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press (Dec 11, 2013).
Gas pipeline boom fragmenting Pennsylvania’s forests. By Naveena Sadasivam, InsideClimate News (Dec 10, 2013).
Environmentalists and unions seek to stop pipeline leaks. By Kevin Begos, AP in Chesterton Truibune (Dec 9, 2013).
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).
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).
PHMSA awards $940,000 to 21 local pipeline safety groups. PHMSA briefing (Oct 24, 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).
Pipeline explosion rocks Newton County neighborhood (Texas). By Adam Wright, 12News (Sept 21, 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. By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News, Aug 22, 2013.
Plan for the worst with Keystone XL pipeline, safety advocate urges leaders. By Joe Duggan / World-Herald Bureau, Omaha.com, August 22nd, 2013.
Older pipelines can operate safely only if they’re carefully monitored and maintained. By Elizabeth Douglas, InsideClimate News August 12, 2013
Who Really Discovered the 2011 Keystone Leak? By Elana Schor, Energy Wire August 9, 2013
Concerns about property rights and the environment drive county opposition to the bluegrass pipeline in Kentucky. By James Bruggers and Mike Wynn, Louisville Courier-Journal August 8, 2013
A little-known pipeline could win the race to ship heavy Canadian crude oil from the Midwest to the U.S. Gulf Coast if it comes online as planned in 2015. By Lisa Song, Inside Climate News August 5, 2013
The Franklin County Fiscal Court formally opposes plans for a new pipeline through central Kentucky. By Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader July 25, 2013
Citizens in Kentucky call for a special legislative session to take up pipeline safety and eminent domain issues. Lexington Herald-Leader Editorial published July 23, 2013.
Enbridge’s expanded oil pipeline draws ire of homeowners in its path
Court action against West Shore Pipe Line represents more than 200 families
By Don Behm of the Journal Sentinel
Map: Another Major Tar Sands Pipeline Seeking U.S. Permit
By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News
Heat’s on to ensure safety of Utah pipelines
By Judy Fahys, The Salt Lake Tribune
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Signs Pipeline Safety Legislation
Energy Services Group at Huddleston Bolen LLP
Marathon: Fuel spill over 19,000 gallons, W. 56th St. won’t reopen before Monday
Eric Weddle, IndyStar.com
PG&E Fails to Produce Critical Safety Records
By Liz Wagner, Tony Kovaleski and Felipe Escamilla, NBC Bay Area
The Case of the Disappearing Dilbit: How Much Oil Was Released in 2010 Pipeline Spill?
By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News
One Month After Exxon’s Arkansas Oil Spill, Still No Answers to Basic Questions
By Katherine Bagley, InsideClimate News
EPA releases harsh review of Keystone XL environmental report
By Neela Banerjee, Los Angeles Times
Multi-part story on Enbridge 2010 dilbit spill in Marshall, Michigan:The Biggest Oil Spill You’ve
Never Heard Of:
Enbridge resisting final cleanup of its Michigan Oil Spill: Inside Climate News
PGE Identifies 239 Pipelines at risk of failure
San Francisco Chronicle
Cause of Mayflower Exxon-Mobil Oil Spill Still a Mystery
Luke Jones, www.arkansasbusiness.com
State regulators propose that PG&E be punished with a record $2.25 billion penalty for San Bruno blast
San Jose Mercury News, By Pete Carey and George Avalos, Staff writers
Crude Behavior– A new report from the National Wildlife Federation tying together many of the issues related to oil sands development.PHMSA press release and corrective action order, and amended corrective action order regarding Enbridge July 2012 spill in Wisconsin.
Witness Says Enbridge’s Wisconsin Pipeline ‘Blew Like an Oil Well’
W.Va. gas line ruptures, but no fire or injuries
Diesel spill closes portions of Willard Bay State Park
By Judy Fahys and Bob Mims
The Salt Lake Tribune
Sunoco hears Westmoreland County residents’ concerns, agrees to reroute pipeline
By Timothy Puko, Pittsburg Tribune-Review
Technical change turns to eminent domain battle
By Marianne Goodland, The Fort Morgan Times
Safety Compromised by Missing Rules on Oil and Gas Pipelines, GAO Says.
By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News
Step up pipeline safety, Senate panel told
The Charleston Gazette
Senate Commerce Committee holds hearing on Sissonville January 28, 2013. The Trust’s testimony can be found here. The webcast can be found here: http://commerce.senate.gov/public/
NTSB Chairman Hersman expresses concern over continually repeated types of safety failures: The Charleston Gazette
Pipeline Safety Enters National Spotlightin 2012: Inside Climate News
Federal Study Finds Flaws in Leak Detection Systems: New York Times
PG&E customers get bill for gas rebuild: San Francisco Chronicle
No alarm in Columbia Control Room as Fire Raged: Daily Mail Capitol Reporter