Weimer to discuss safety of U.S. pipelines Thursday at WWU


BELLINGHAM - The executive director of the Pipeline Safety Trust will discuss the safety of the Keystone XL pipeline and other U.S. pipelines on Thursday, May 8, at Western Washington University.

The free 4 p.m. talk, which is part of the Huxley College of the Environment speaker series, will be in room 100 of the Environmental Studies building.

Carl Weimer will provide an overview of the nation's aging pipeline infrastructure and current issues around pipeline safety. The presentation will include a question-and-answer period.

The trust was formed after the 1999 Olympic Pipeline explosion in Bellingham that killed three people. The national nonprofit, based in Bellingham, advocates for greater pipeline safety. Weimer serves on various committees related to the issue and is on the Whatcom County Council.

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