The City of Wilsonville

The Kinder Morgan Pipeline Investigation Materials were last updated in 2018. The firm no longer plans to update the website materials due to time constraints and expense. Time permitting, the firm will continue to post updated information on the firm’s social media pages, including LinkedIn and Facebook.

The pipeline existed before Wilsonville was incorporated in 1969. Unlike Portland, the City of Wilsonville receives no direct financial benefit from the pipeline. The City has no enforcement powers over the pipeline and is not responsible for ensuring its safety; the City has to rely on the federal government to enforce safety measures. However, the City does play a role in assisting its residents in emergency situations including those situations involving pipeline hazards. The City has an emergency management program and in May of 2014, had reached out to Kinder Morgan to get more information concerning the pipeline.

On January 5, 2017, Shawn provided an update on social media entitled “Kinder Morgan Pipeline Update-Recent Violations of Safety Regulations”. After the update's release concerns were raised by community stake holders and City officials about the August 25, 2016 PHMSA warning letter to Kinder Morgan. The warning letter concerned the lack of shut-off valves where the Pipeline crosses the Willamette River just upstream from Wilsonville’s water treatment plant. The City of Wilsonville along with other regional leaders sent an October 18, 2017 letter demanding Kinder Morgan address this issue given the hazard it poses to the regional water supply. The regional leaders and Kinder Morgan met. As of April 5. 2018, the outcome of those discussions has not been released.