What We've Been Doing

* PSC became a PA Non Profit in 2011 and a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization in 2014.

* PSC provides conflict management skills in communications between communities and pipeline operators.  Whenever able, we develop straightforward and transparent relationships with all parties involved in achieving community and environmental safety in pipeline issues.  
 
* PSC has addressed thousands of attendees in informational meetings throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey; partnering with citizens, government and non-government agencies (NGOs), private and public sectors, gas industry and safety entities. 

* PSC works with colleagues to mentor community groups new to pipeline projects in their landscape. 

Who We've Been Working With

  • American Rivers
  • Berks Gas Truth
  • Boston University, Department of Earth and Environment Sustainable Neighborhood Laboratory
  • c.a.s.e. Consulting Services
  • City of Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Chester County Commissioners
  • City of San Bruno, California
  • Clean Air Council
  • Clean Air Task Force
  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Farm Aid
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Law offices of Carolyn Elefant
  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
  • PA One Call - 811
  • PA PUC
  • Penn State University
  • Pennsylvania League of Women Voters
  • Pennsylvania Local Government Academy
  • Picarro - Gas Leak Detection
  • Pipeline Safety Trust
  • Protecting Our Waters
  • Sierra Club
  • UGI Utilities
  • US DOT Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
  • United States Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • PRCI - Pipeline Research Council International

PSC is a member of workgroups, each with specific missions:

  • Methane Partners: direct NGO influence in regulations on methane emissions
  • PA CCW Stormwater Workgroup: stormwater management and regulations 
  • Pipeline Protection Advocacy Group: proactive in protecting landowner rights 
  • Pipeline Safety Advocates: national input on pipeline safety issues
  • Oil and Gas Workgroup: northeast USA information sharing and cooperative efforts on behalf of citizens and the environment

PSC authors and facilitates US DOT PHMSA Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) proposals and projects: 

US DOT PHMSA’s Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) program awards enable communities and groups of individuals to obtain funding for technical assistance in the form of engineering or other scientific analysis of pipeline safety issues and help promote public participation in official proceedings. For purposes of grants eligibility, communities are defined as cities, towns, villages, counties, parishes, townships, and similar governmental subdivisions, or consortiums of such subdivisions. A nongovernmental group of individuals is eligible for a grant under the TAG program if its members are affected or potentially affected individuals who are incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state where they are located.  PHMSA first awarded technical assistance grants in 2009.