Do not pay the ransom. I’m still here, still alive, I just took a few days off is all.
Here is something about pipelines sent in by GhostBlogger. Later, I will have something amazing to tell you about that December 3rd Williams Transco pipeline that exploded in Alabama.
A harder look at pipeline blasts coming
Flaws seen on pipelines that were thought to be minor are now getting a harder look in the wake of continued gas pipeline explosions:
“Nationally, the number of major failures on high-pressure natural-gas pipelines climbed 50% in the last decade, while the number of miles of such pipe increased less than 5%, according to federal data. Accidents caused by people inadvertently digging into pipelines have decreased 43% over that time; those caused by the failure of pipeline materials have nearly quadrupled.”
Some pipeline flaws thought to be stable may be causing delayed pipeline failures. The danger of a gas pipeline failing extends for a long ways out: “The (Ohio) blast destroyed two houses more than 300 yards away and caused minor injuries.”
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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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Don Young says
No ransom is high enough to replace you, m’lady. Go get ’em.