SAN BRUNO VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES DESERVE LONG-OVERDUE ACTION

September 9, 2020 By Member Jennifer Homendy, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Safety Compass Today marks 10 years since the devastating natural gas pipeline rupture that shattered a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, California. The September 9, 2010, explosion destroyed 38 homes and damaged 70 others. Even worse, 8 people were killed, 10 people sustained seriousContinue reading “SAN BRUNO VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES DESERVE LONG-OVERDUE ACTION”

A Look Back: 10 years After The Largest Inland Oil Spill In The U.S.

Photo: NTSB https://www.wkar.org/post/look-back-10-years-after-largest-inland-oil-spill-us#stream/0 July 23, 2020 By Rebecca Williams, Michigan Radio The worst oil spill into an inland waterway in U.S. history happened right here in Michigan, 10 years ago. It happened on a Sunday evening: 5:58 p.m. on July 25, 2010. Enbridge’s Line 6B was carrying diluted bitumen. It’s a dark, thick oil fromContinue reading “A Look Back: 10 years After The Largest Inland Oil Spill In The U.S.”

Industry Seeks Flexibility in Federal Pipeline Safety Rules for Rupture Response

Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/industry-seeks-flexibility-in-federal-pipeline-safety-rules-for-rupture-response-59564018 July 23, 2020 By Tom DiChristopher, S&P Global Market Intelligence Proposed federal rules governing the response of natural gas pipeline operators to ruptures on their systems could have unintended consequences if the rules do not allow the companies adequate flexibility, the gas industry warned. In lodging their concerns, industry representatives sought to influence the finalContinue reading “Industry Seeks Flexibility in Federal Pipeline Safety Rules for Rupture Response”

Pennsylvania: Family that Lost Hundreds of Trees to Failed Pipeline Project Settles with Company, Gets Land Back

Photo: Angela Vogel https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2020/07/03/family-lost-hundreds-of-trees-to-failed-pipeline-project-settles-with-company-gets-land-back/ By Susan Phillips, State Impact Pennsylvania, July 3, 2020 A Northeastern Pennsylvania family who watched as work crews, accompanied by armed federal marshals, destroyed their budding maple tree farm to make way for the failed Constitution Pipeline has settled with the company Williams for an undisclosed amount. A federal court hasContinue reading “Pennsylvania: Family that Lost Hundreds of Trees to Failed Pipeline Project Settles with Company, Gets Land Back”

DEVELOPING STORY: Court orders a shut down and removal of oil from the Dakota Access Pipeline

Photo: Amy Sisk/Inside Energy https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/court-orders-a-shut-down-and-removal-of-oil-from-the-dakota-access-pipeline-KkDdhNzafUONvPvkmBc66A Order says Dakota Access assumed much of its economic risk knowingly, and the potential harm each day the pipeline operates. Indian Country Today, July 6, 2020 A federal judge has ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down and remove all oil within 30 days, a huge win for StandingContinue reading “DEVELOPING STORY: Court orders a shut down and removal of oil from the Dakota Access Pipeline”

Energy Companies Abandon Long-Delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Photo: Steve Helber, AP file photo https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/atlantic-coast-pipeline-canceled/2020/07/05/da1c0f40-bef5-11ea-b178-bb7b05b94af1_story.html By Erin Cox and Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, July 5, 2020 The two energy companies behind the controversial 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Sunday abandoned their six-year bid to build it, saying the project has become too costly and the regulatory environment too uncertain to justify further investment. The natural-gasContinue reading “Energy Companies Abandon Long-Delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline”

NEWS ALERT: PHMSA Announces Gas Pipeline Regulatory Reform Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Thursday, May 28, 2020Contact: Ben Kochman, DOT/PHMSA202-366-4831 PHMSA is proposing a number of amendments to modernize federal pipeline safety regulations that would reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens consistent with E.O. 13771, 13777, and 13783. PHMSA considered public comments on DOT notices on regulatory reform, petitions for rulemaking, and PHMSA’s own review of existing regulations to identify areas whereContinue reading “NEWS ALERT: PHMSA Announces Gas Pipeline Regulatory Reform Notice of Proposed Rulemaking”