No domestic need for the fracked methane, which Spectra Energy’s CEO
has said it wants to export; no insurance despite Spectra’s track record
of safety violations; environmental destruction of water and soil:
for these and other reasons SpectraBusters, Inc.
has filed a motion to intervene with all three parts of the
fracked methane pipeline project including Sabal Trail,
using a form of filing that other groups could copy.
How can eminent domain be conferred on Sabal Trail, where there is
no benefit to the public, there is zero provision for disaster
accountability, and no real attempt at a real environmental impact
study? Along with the EPA, a taxpayer funded agency, we’d like
answers to these questions that we have posed to FERC for the past
“It’s a tragedy of the worst kind,’ Mayor de Blasio says Wednesday
near Park Ave. and E. 116th St. Up to 10 people were still missing
from the two buildings that contained 15 apartments, Absolute Piano
and Spanish Christian Church, an NYPD source said. One of the
victims was identified by sources as Griselde Camacho, 44, who lived
at 1644 Park Ave.”
Nobody knows for sure the cause, but it appears to be gas:
“There was no warning in advance,” said Mayor de Blasio,
who added that the cause of the blast that also flattened 1646 Park
Ave. appears to be a gas leak.
Children running naked into the flaming night of a Spectra pipeline fireball,
thousands evacuated, hundreds made homeless, some burnt or “felled by smoke”,
one woman literally scared to death,
all caused by corrosion in a dent Spectra knew about years before,
and NTSB says it’s up to local governments to make pipeline companies
prevent it happening again.
A natural gas pipeline explosion that awestruck witnesses compared
to a blinding, scorching nuclear blast turned a neighborhood in the
central New Jersey town of Edison early yesterday into a war zone of
flames, panic and chaos.
Local resident jseaton uploaded to YouTube 15 May 2006,
Edison Natural Gas Explosion – Durham Woods:
“This is my video footage of the gas pipeline explosion in Edison NJ
(March 1994). This was taken while trying to evacuate the Durham
Woods apartment complex”