Merry Christmas from the fossil fuel industry!
Amy Wadas wrote for KDKA CBS Pittsburgh 25 December 2014,
Pipeline Explosion Pushes Residents Out Of Homes On Christmas Eve,
Neighbors say flames were so bright they light the sky orange. The
explosion was also so loud, they say it rocked their homes.
“I went upstairs to change and get ready for bed. I came down
and looked out the side window. There’s a big ball of fire blowing
up out of that thing,” neighbor Tracy Sampson said.
Tracy Sampson lives right next to Continue reading Christmas Eve Williams pipeline explosion evacuates residents
Imagine the fireball in 1992 in Brenham, Texas
on your land or next to your children’s school
in Riviera Beach or Tampa or Jacksonville.
The pipeline companies
that stored too much “natural” gas in a cavern 2,000 feet below ground
that leaked and exploded and killed and injured people, incinerated
cattle, and destroyed houses
got off on some charges because they believed their own PR
that their inherently dangerous product was safe.
Will you accept a pipeline company’s bet that a yard-wide pipeline
only a few feet below ground won’t leak or that an LNG storage or
export facility in a highly populated area won’t leak?
Or should we get on with clean, fast, safe, solar power in the Sunshine State
and everywhere else?
A retired Air Force Colonel with an advanced degree in nuclear
physics, Walter Carss, was an eye witness to the explosion. Carss
said the countryside was suddenly illuminated by a brilliant flash
of light. Turning in his chair, Carss looked in the direction of
the cavern. There, he observed an enormous fireball billowing
skyward. As the fireball cooled, it began to turn into a huge
pillar of grey smoke. Carss then noticed a visible shock wave
racing across the rural landscape. He watched the shock wave rip Continue reading Brenham, Texas, and the highly dangerous character of gas and its tendency to escape