Any company that would install a gas processing plant right in the backyards of a rural neighborhood, is not going to pay attention to warnings from regulators or concerns about public health and safety.
What the DEP told Williams:
A DEP spokeswoman said the agency’s advice not to run the station was clear and officials are disappointed with the company.
Williams said Wednesday that it began flowing gas through the system the day after the explosion…
They did their own inspection and proclaimed it safe. Who needs the DEP, right? Tax money saved there.
Regulators do not plan to issue an enforcement order now, Ms. Connolly said. DEP has not yet determined if Williams will be fined for the explosion or for disregarding the agency’s shutdown request.
See there! Who needs the DEP. The Big Gas Mafia runs the show anyway.
You can read all about it HERE.