What You Can Do
There is a strong need for more testing of pipeline steel and greater oversight of pipelines at the federal level. (See this Plains Justice letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.) You can help by contacting your Congressional representatives (Congresspeople, Senators) and asking them to request further testing of pipeline steel and greater federal oversight of pipelines. Here’s a link for contacting your Congressperson and another link for contacting your Senators.
If you’re concerned about tar sands pipelines in the Great Plains, you can also get in touch with others who have concerns.
If you have concerns about the Keystone Expansion pipeline in Kansas, you can contact Stephanie Cole at the Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club, (913) 906-9332.
If you have concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline in Montana, you can contact Northern Plains Resource Council at (406) 248-1154.
If you have concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline in Oklahoma, you can contact Center for Energy Matters at (405) 844-3226.
If you have concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota, you can contact Stephanie Trask at Dakota Rural Action at (605) 697-5204 or (605) 718-4957.