Work in Other Communities
The Trust has, from time to time, been invited to participate in advising communities about pipeline safety issues. Sometimes our involvement follows an incident, and sometimes a community is acting before an incident occurs, in an effort to mitigate the effects of an incident or avoid them altogether.
Fort Worth, Texas: We were asked by the Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations to prepare a report on the state of natural gas pipelines in Fort Worth.
Salt Lake City, Utah: Salt Lake City suffered through 2 crude oil spills in 2010. In 2011, the City was awarded a PHMSA Technical Assistance Grant to hold two public education workshops, a conference, and prepare a report, all of which they asked the Trust to assist in developing.
Association of Washington Cities: With the assistance of the AWC, and MRSC, the Trust worked with 6 cities in Washington in developing draft ordinances to implement PIPA recommendations.