• 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.

FERC holds public comment meeting regarding proposed pipeline

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By Andrew Keller GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) – The controversy continues to swirl over the E.T. Rover’s proposed natural gas pipeline path. That path is an 800-mile project that could cut through some local land. “Most of the stuff Rover has put out has been wishy-washy, strong arm stuff that should never be allowed to …

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The Biggest Energy Mistake in 2014

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Originally posted on Forbes. Not a single national infrastructure project under consideration today will do more to advance North American energy independence than Keystone XL. If energy independence is in the national interest, than Keystone XL deserves to be approved. Not only has the Keystone pipeline project become the most scrutinized energy infrastructure project of …

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National Pipeline Safety Expert Brigham McCown to Discuss Proposed Natural Gas Pipelines

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FLINT, MI — The Michigan Forest Products Council (MFPC) have invited pipeline safety expert Brigham A. McCown to Michigan on December 10 and 11 to discuss pipeline safety and benefits. As the Former head of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) overseeing the nation’s more than 2.6 million miles of pipeline infrastructure, Mr. …

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How Can We Build Safer Infrastructure?

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The excavation and construction efforts required to maintain and manage the complex web of underground infrastructure is a laborious activity, invisible to most. This work helps ensure the reliability of infrastructure vital to bringing the natural gas, electricity, and data services to homes and businesses in every community. When excavators and contractors fail to carefully …

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