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. McCown has deep expertise in pipeline safety, oversight, and regulation. He will detail the importance of pipeline infrastructure for both Michigan’s economic growth and domestic energy development.

There are currently three proposed natural gas pipeline infrastructure projects facing Michigan. The proposed Rover project is currently being discussed at FERC scoping hearings upcoming in Flint and Richmond on December 10 and December 11.

Mr. McCown is coming to Michigan on behalf of the Forest Products Council, as his expertise on the matter will provide professional knowledge to landowners concerned about safety and treatment of their land.

Serving as senior executive at the United States Department of Transportation and Transportation Secretary appointee, Brigham McCown has nearly three decades of experience in the transportation, energy, and infrastructure safety sectors. McCown supports pipeline projects as the safest, most efficient, and reliable way to transport domestic energy resources.