Pipeline Safety Conference
Different Pathways to a Common Goal
November 4th & 5th, 2010
at the Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
The Pipeline Safety Trust hosted our 5th annual pipeline safety conference where we once again brought together a unique mix of experience from the affected public, local government, the pipeline industry, and pipeline regulators to discuss the hard issues and create greater understanding to move pipeline safety initiatives forward.
Conference topics included the implementation of the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA) recommendations, damage prevention, PHMSA’s community technical assistance grants, and the industry’s public awareness programs. We’re lined up several high-ranking federal officials to talk about the ways that all of us can work together to improve pipeline safety.
This nation’s pipeline safety program was also up for reauthorization from Congress this year, and because of the Gulf tragedy, opposition to a number of proposed new pipelines, and a spate of high profile pipeline incidents from Texas to Michigan to California, Congress was paying closer attention than normal. We had speakers to help describe what Congress has focused in on.
Besides these presentations, the conference is a great networking opportunity. It’s the only “all-inclusive” pipeline safety conference in the country: one that’s open to everyone in the pipeline safety community. So you always get information and perspectives from industry, the public, elected officials, and regulators from around the nation.