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Recent Tragedies Highlight Need to Reform Regulations for 500,000 Miles of Oil and Gas Pipelines in U.S.


Environment  (tags: energy pipelines, accidents, pollution, humans, environment, destruction, habitatdestruction, habitat, ecosystems, science, nature, healthconditions, protection )

Cal
- 174 days ago - ecowatch.com
In 2012 there were more than 185,000 miles of hazardous liquid transmission pipelines (generally crude oil and its products like gasoline and diesel) and nearly 303,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines in the U.S.



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pam w. (187)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 9:16 am
" in 2012 there were more than 185,000 miles of hazardous liquid transmission pipelines (generally crude oil and its products like gasoline and diesel) and nearly 303,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines in the U.S. "

++++++++++ In addition to everything else....can you imagine the security vulnerabilities associated with this?
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 10:57 am
Pipe's are old and the diameter too small [Arkansas]. The drag reducing resistance agents needed to allow the flow of heavy bitumen crude increase wear and tear on the pipes as they did at Kalamazoo.
Changing inclement weather such as at Calgary and Colorado lead to ruptured storage facilities; overturned storage tanks. I could go on but I think you get the picture.
Now in Ontario Enbridge wants to extend Line 9 from Sarnia [already a highly polluted and increased cancer sphere] to Montreal. If that isn't bad enough they are more than willing to risk contaminating the fresh water supply for 18 million people in Ontario and Quebec. That's discounting the affect on the US side.
A knowledgeable and independent scientist says that it if Enbridge goes through it won't be a question of if the line ruptures but WHEN. Is profit all that really matters?
 

Carol D. (98)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 11:06 am
Awful there is so much pipeline causing pollution
 

Andre Yokers (6)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 2:01 pm
Too much hazardous pipeline!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (458)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 3:09 pm
Yet, eventhough we cannot proper;y maintain the piplines in existence, as the article says, Obama will forge ahead with the biggest potential for disaster. What a legacy.
 

ewoud k. (73)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 3:17 pm
But don't you worry at all, the Keystone XL Pipeline will be exempt of all possible dangers, this one will be safe and will meet nowadays safety standards.

Who's fooling who here?

I'd rather belief an ad that promises my laundry to be whiter than white.

Do a search on Keystone and make sure you signed all possible petitions.

Thanks Cal, even if this one isn't going to get us go to bed without worrying.
 

Valerie H. (136)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 3:50 pm
Yes, I agree with Ewoud K - SIGN everything you can to STOP Keystone from going through !!!!
 

Sara V. (0)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 3:51 pm
Another reason we should not be allowing our government to facilitate the every wish of the petroleum industry (as well as the chemical, biotech, and drug industries, heck - any at all.) Do you remember after the Iraq war, Chevron named an oil tanker in Condoleeza Rice's honor?

They are socializing the costs (i.e. environmental cleanup after spills - how many times have the Army Corps of Engineers "helped" with such?) and privatizing any profits. Instead, the companies involved should have had to pay each landowner for every spot of land the pipeline passed over, and any spilling should be compensated for (in real costs, not the deflated ones) to each of us air-breathers and water-drinkers. Then we'd see how viable petroleum really is.
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 4:05 pm
Thanks for posting, Cal. That map really is amazing....have shared this info because it's vital for everyone to be aware of the facts. I sign every petition and send every letter that comes my way regarding the KXL, as well as fracking & drilling. We've GOT to get rid of dirty energy ASAP & replace it with renewable green. I'm hopeful to see many candidates using this platform when the next election comes around. Let's make this the new era of Greens.
 

GGmaSheila D. (89)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 4:14 pm
How about a petition to the New Secretary of Transportation Foxx telling him what needs to be done ASAP??
Will still keep signing all the petitions against any prpelines, not just Keystone...Something has to give, and unfortunately it'll be the old pipes in residential areas, not the rural farmlands.
 

Dave C. (204)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 4:46 pm
very scary! too many of these coming through MN where I reside......
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 7:35 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Nimue P. (195)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:43 am
noted
 

Victoria Oakey (94)
Friday October 25, 2013, 7:16 am
Noted. Interesting map of USA showing oil and gas pipelines.
 

Frances Darcy (189)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:06 am
noted
 
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