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Help concerned citizens attend the Pipeline Safety Trust conference –
We currently have concerned citizens and local government officials from across the country that would like to attend our conference to learn more about pipelines and interact with the regulators and industry representatives present. We need to raise $15,000-$20,000 by the end of September to cover their costs of travel if they are to attend. Can we count on you for $5 or $5000 dollars?
Our annual conference is the only one of its kind where representatives of the pipeline industry, regulators, environmental groups, landowners, local governments and interested individuals all meet together in an effort to learn how we might achieve our shared goal of zero pipeline incidents. Every year we receive many more requests than we can fulfill from concerned citizens who want to attend our conference but need travel assistance. As the testimonials below demonstrate, the presence of a mix of interests allows all of us to learn from others’ perspective, share ideas and make connections with individuals we might not otherwise meet. Your donation will help us provide a balanced attendance at this year’s conference.
It’s easy for you to help. Just go to the DONATE button below, or click here. Every dollar given will go directly to pay for citizen travel expenses, and all donations are tax deductible.
“We believe that as citizens, local government, regulators and the pipeline industry learn more about each other, and our shared goal of greater pipeline safety, we will find better ways to work together to build trust and then move pipeline safety forward to the next level”
Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust
“The PST meeting is the most important meeting we attend each year. There is no better forum than PST to talk about these topics. It is great for us to hear the public, and it is great for the public to hear us. We have a common goal.”
-Larry Hjalmarson, Vice President of Safety, Environmental and Pipeline Integrity, Williams Gas Pipeline (recently retired)
“Attending the conference, as a citizen representative, allowed me to view pipeline safety at a higher level. Besides the educational sessions, the opportunity to speak one-on-one with landowners, representatives of regulatory agencies, union labor and pipeline companies really expanded my understanding of issues in the forefront of pipeline safety for the industry.”
– Terri Briere, Member, Washington State Citizen’s Committee Pipeline Safety
“This Annual Conference served as a crash course on pipeline safety… and as a model for civil dialogue. Groups that are often at odds were able to come together to discuss and share positive ideas on an issue that concerns us all.”
– Linda K. Phillips, Ph.D., Legislative Consultant, Hazardous Materials, League of Women Voters of California
“I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your conference – it is a tremendous venue. It provides a great opportunity for Industry folks to hear a different perspective and to understand how so many folks in the public see pipelines and pipeline safety. Our efforts have been significantly shaped by our discussions with you, your Board and these type exchanges”
– Andy Drake, VP of Asset Integrity, Spectra Energy