Chesapeake wants to put a huge, “wet gas” pipeline through Fort Worth residents yards and anyone who balks gets the “Bully” treatment. West and Clear reported on the recent Gas Drilling Task Force meeting where one industry expert issued this warning:
One person who offered his in-depth knowledge on this issue was William Fisher, who spent 30 years as an executive for a gas pipeline company in Houston and can’t believe what the industry is proposing for pipelines in the city of Fort Worth. “This is extremely unsafe,” he said. “If you want to see what can happen, Google ‘New London, Texas school gas explosion.’”
Fort Worth residents might want to read the following before signing that pipeline agreement with Chesapeake.
Careless Damage to Pipeline Costs Oklahoma Company Millions
KANSAS CITY, Kansas, June 16, 2008 (ENS) – Eight years of gasoline and fuel oil spills from pipelines in Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota and Arkansas into nearby waterways has cost a publicly traded Oklahoma pipeline company more than $5 million.
Notice the use of the word “careless” in the title.
According to the federal government complaint, the company discharged more than 17,000 barrels of gas and fuel oil on 11 different dates between March 1999 and May 2006.
Two of the largest spills flowed into a tributary and into the Missouri River itself in 1999 and 2005.
In 2005, approximately 2,830 barrels of unleaded gasoline spilled from a ruptured pipe near Kansas City, Kansas, most of which flowed into the Missouri River, and in 1999, over 4,500 barrels of diesel fuel spilled into the Missouri River near Atchison, Kansas.
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Worried about the pipeline–your problems are just starting! Then come the sweeting plants–and the well site emissions, the compressor stations, noise–and there’s more to come–get ready to move!