So corporations need no regulations?

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    Last night we had the second natural gas pipeline explosion within 10 miles of my house in 6 months.

    The sky glowed bigtime for most of the night from the fire.

    The lines are at about 3X their enginered lifetime and the gas companies are too cheap to replace them.
    It is all about short term profit, not about maintaining infrastructure.
     
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    Massive profits and no reinvestments in the basic infrastructure. Good 'Conservative' values.
     
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    I wonder which "person" would have been executed had someone died from this..

    Oh wait..corporations are only people when there are benefits.

    Liabilities? Now it's an abstract.
     
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    Who said that, Captain Strawman?
     
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    So what? If no one was hurt and only company property was destroyed what do you care?

    And BTW they now have to replace the equipment so what's the problem?
     
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    No one is FORCING you to live there!

    LAZY LIBERAL MARXIST!!! :lol:
     
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    Eyeah..because fires like that never ever spew toxins into the air and ground water..and companies generally have enough resources like firefighters and police to nail the whole thing down.

    Right.
     
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    the right fights for fewer and fewer regulations all the time.

    No matter how many they strip out they always want more.
     
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    They don't.
    Natural gas is the cleanest of all the fossil fuels, as evidenced in the Environmental Protection Agency¬ís data comparisons in the chart below, which is still current as of 2010. Composed primarily of methane, the main products of the combustion of natural gas are carbon dioxide and water vapor, the same compounds we exhale when we breathe.​
     

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