• Safety Expertise

    Brigham McCown is a safety expert with more than 26 years of executive management, legal and operational experience in local and national governments.
  • Litigation Advice

    Experienced advice in federal security and safety regulations, regulated industries and risk mitigation, crisis response and complex private sector litigation.

    Public Speaking

    “As a nation, I think our conversation must recognize the importance that energy does play in our daily lives. Energy is a necessity, not a luxury.”

    -Brigham McCown
    Clinton School of Public Service
    August 2013
  • Policy Expertise

    Brigham McCown is a seasoned public servant and litigator with extensive knowledge on the transportation of hazardous materials. He helped author the PIPES Act of 2006.

Fracking Recycles During Drought


Summer is coming to an end, ushering in droughts across the US. Many states, such as California, have implemented fines for wasted water, in an attempt to mitigate the growing problem. The technology to help curb water shortage, however, may lie in a very unexpected industry. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” is a proven and safe …

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Recycled Keystone XL Report Doesn’t Add Up


The U.S. arm of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) has been making news this week with a ‘new’ report claiming the Obama Administration drastically underestimated carbon emissions of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.  The report seeks to make the case as to why the final portion of the Keystone pipeline system should not be built. …

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Northern Courier Approval Highlights Pipeline Politics


In stark contrast to the continuing delay of the Keystone XL pipeline project, Trans Canada’s Northern Courier pipeline project has gone from initial application to regulatory approval in a mere 16 months. The Northern Courier project is actually two parallel pipelines, one to carry bitumen and another to carry diluent from the Fort Hills mine …

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Jet Crash: Intel Points to Pro-Russian Separatists

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(CBN News)  News reports suggest the United States is building a case that would pin the blame for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine on pro-Russian separatist forces. But in a Friday press conference, President Barack Obama sounded less certain of who was behind the crash. Are Pro-Russia separatists in Eastern Ukraine …

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SiriusXM Radio Appearance


On July 16th, Brigham McCown appeared on the Morning Briefing Show with Tim Farley on SiriusXM radio. Topics included funding solutions for the Highway Trust Fund, infrastructure, and Keystone XL. Listen to the full interview below.   Listen here: 

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