Spectra Energy refuses to say much about
a compressor station leak in Maine, much like the one in Pennsylvania
in March 2013.
Spectra’s Susan Waller did offer that in a real emergency
everyone would have been evacuated.
Who wants that next to the five compressor stations
Spectra proposes along the Sabal Trail Transmission pipeline
it wants to gouge through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida?
Abigail Curtis wrote for Bangor Daily News 15 January 2014,
‘The most terrifying experience’: Residents question safety in wake of malfunction at Searsmont natural gas pipeline station,
First came the noise late New Year’s Eve at the Searsmont natural
gas pipeline compressor station, so loud that it caused nearby homes
to shake and some residents, frightened by the jet-engine-like roar,
to pack up their cars and flee for the night.
Then came the questions, as some members of the normally quiet rural
community wondered how safe — or dangerous — it is to
live so close to the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline facility. The
station was shut down for Continue reading “The most terrifying experience”: Spectra blows another compressor station
In the same coastal plain that contains the Floridan Aquifer
with our drinking water,
a commission just rejected a natural gas pipeline
that would have gone through
a pine fire forest with blueberries
and bobcats much like ours.
FERC should reject the Sabal Trail pipeline.
Wayne Parry wrote for AP 10 January 2014,
Natural gas pipeline for N.J. Pinelands rejected,
Pemberton Township, N.J. — A New Jersey agency tasked with
protecting the ecologically fragile
narrowly defeated a proposal Friday to run a 22-mile natural gas pipeline
“This is a great victory for the Pinelands and the environment of
the region,” said Jeff Tittel, director of the
New Jersey Sierra Club.
“Today the commissioners said the Pinelands are not for sale.”
“The Pinelands is host Continue reading Methane pipeline rejected in New Jersey
The fossil fuel industry has hijacked a perfectly good word
to cover their destructions.
Wendy Lynn Lee
wrote for The Wrench, 5 December 2013,
CADAVER COSMETICS: THE AESTHETICS OF “SUSTAINABILITY”,
The following is an excerpt from a forthcoming article, “Sustainable
Wasteland,” scheduled to be published in 2014—but more
importantly, it inaugurates a new series devoted to dismantling the
concept of “sustainability” as the greenwashing masquerade of an
industry that would convince us that “reclamation” means planting
grass and laying down straw where 100 year old trees used to stand,
that painting natural gas pipeline forest green is forest
restoration. I have coined the phrase cadaver cosmetics to signal
that what underlay the”landscape architecture” of the fracking
industry’s notion of “sustainability” is nothing but powder on the
face of a corpse that was once an ecosystem.
Some refer to the effort to conceal a bad deal as if it were a good
one as “lipstick on a pig.” But in that case, we’re at least invited
to imagine Continue reading Reclamation means planting grass and laying down straw where 100 year old trees used to stand
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