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Carl WeimerOn-demand conference videos are now available

Our 2014 Pipeline Safety Trust conference live webcast was a success! If you missed the live broadcast visit our on-demand video page to watch the speaker presentations..

Fall newsletterFall Newsletter available.

Our 2014 Fall newsletter is now available for downloading (pdf, 1.6MB)

Local Government Guide CoverLocal Government Guide to Pipelines

The Pipeline Safety Trust has a new Local Government Guide to Pipelines available on our Pipeline Information for Local Government page

home-pst-summer2014-newsletter-coverSummer 2014 issue of our newsletter, Safe Pipelines

The Trust's Summer 2014 Newsletter, Safe Pipelines is available as a pdf download. Click here (1.1MB).

Carl TestifyingOn May 20th the Pipeline Safety Trust Testified to Congress

You can review our testimony here, or view a video of the entire hearing here


currentinterest-carl_videoVideo and PowerPoints from the 2013 conference

Pipeline Safety Beyond Keystone - Expanding the Public Spotlight The 2013 Pipeline Safety Trust Conference was held in New Orleans, LA on November 21-22. To view On Demand video as well as presentation files click here.

Breaking News

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'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 borderBy 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 routeBy Duncan Adams, The Roanoke Times (Nov 9, 2014).

Decrepit PA natural gas utility pipelines years from upgradeBy Mike Wereschagin, TribTotalMedia (Nov 1, 2014).gas-leak-investigation-Peoples-Garfield-PA-20140808

Exxon fighting to keep public from seeing 900,000 pages of documents in oil spill lawsuitBy 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).

Reasons given for banning pipelineBy Tom Relihan, The Recorder (Oct 22, 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 emailsBy Jaxon Van Derbeken, SFGate (Oct 6, 2014).

Tensions mount between homeowners, ET Rover natural gas pipeline survey crewsBy Eric Dresden, MLive (Oct 2, 2014).

Company preparing to submit natural gas pipeline application to FERCBy 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).cbs-sf-sanbruno

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 pipesBy 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 reportBy 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 turnBy 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 advocateBy Lisa Song, InsideClimate News (June 24, 2014).

C-SPAN cities tour: Bellingham. Remembering the Olympic Pipeline Explosion:

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