• 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.
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    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.

Few oil trains for Keystone XL to replace, federal data show

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Published on Journal Star by Nicholas Bergin. Opponents of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline say recently released data on oil shipments by rail undermine the argument that the proposed project would displace rail as a safer means of moving crude. The U.S. Department of Energy last week released a first monthly report on the movements …

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Will Cutting Methane Emissions Curb Climate Change?

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Published on Forbes. A recent announcement by the Obama Administration targets methane emissions, especially those coming from the energy industry, while touting environmental and health benefits, regulators claim the stringent regulations will help curb climate change. Indeed, methane is the second largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the country. Yet, it is less …

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A Bright Future for Renewable Energy

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Published on Fuel Fix. During the preceding decade, adoption of renewable technologies experienced rapid growth. This advancement is in response to new technologies, available energy storage, policy changes, and greater investment in renewable sources. Renewables, solar and wind power especially, have far surpassed coal and natural gas in industry growth. According to an article in …

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DOT quietly floats overhaul for aging U.S. oil pipeline network

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Mike Lee, E&E reporter Published: Monday, March 16, 2015 Almost two years after an Exxon Mobil Corp. pipeline split open and sent Canadian crude flowing through a neighborhood in Mayflower, Ark., federal regulators have quietly proposed a sweeping rewrite of oil pipeline safety rules. If the proposal is finalized in its current form, as much as 95 …

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