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large natural gas pipeline explodes in east central KY

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I am about 6 miles away by air and the roar here is so loud that you have to talk loud to each other.


Drill baby drill!
 

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Let me see if I understand this corrrectly:

A large natural gas pipeline explodes near you, and instead of being concerned about the well being of your neighbors, you use it to politically attack those who would like us to be energy indepdent, which would free us from foreign entanglements, and provide many needed jobs for American workers?

I sincerely pray that the injuries/casualties will be minimal and the people will be able to get back to work quickly. And I also pray that this doesn't have large long term consequences to the energy industry who provide us with much needed energy in our daily lives.
 
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We need to employ more pipeline inspectors obviously.

And I do believe in personal responsibility. If you build or buy next to a large natural gas line you take the risk.
I would say that several large recently built 1/2 million + houses near the pipleline will not be sellable now even though they are a few miles from the explosion, but less than 100 yds from the 30 inch lines.

This is pipeline alley from the gulf area/Texas to the NE USA.
 
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I thought this was a thread about a large person with a perforated bowel.
 

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Pacific Gas and Electric can face up to $16.5 million in fines for an explosion I was 1/2 mile away. One person was killed and several homes damaged.
PG&E could face $16.5 million fine in Rancho Cordova gas explosion

A bigger one happened in San Bruno, killing eight and damaging fifty homes. The same company is at fault.
A year after deadly San Bruno natural gas explosion, scars remain for survivors, neighborhood

Those were the two closest to me recently, and searching the web there are many others in other locations, and the most scary thing is people running around wanting to get rid of government regulations.

It will be an interesting day, when oil production drops below demand, all the land and water poisoned. Maybe then more will look at alternative energies seriously.
 

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Yeah, that happens from time to time.

NIMBY
 

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I am about 6 miles away by air and the roar here is so loud that you have to talk loud to each other.


Drill baby drill!

Nothing is without risk

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With the money that was dumped on Solyndra, how many pipeline inspectors could we have hired? It would have been cheap at twice the price. We need the energy. We should go with what works, and make sure everyone involved is on their toes.

And we don't need inspectors like those guys at the SEC who spent 8 hours a work day surfing porn while the stock market prepared to melt down.
 

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Some people thought they woke up to the sound of a plane crash.
The Tennessee Gas Pipeline ruptured in rural Clark County late Tuesday, waking up people counties away.
It was centered in Trapp, east of Winchester in Clark County.
Firefighters went out, looking for what could have possibly been an explosion and finally determined the gas line ruptured off Highway 89.
After about an hour, they turned off the pipeline.
No one was injured, and there is no damage.
There were no evacuations ordered
Lexington TV news
 

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Radical environmentalists went underground when Obama was elected. Now that the fake science of man made global warming is under attack I wouldn't be surprised if the pipeline explosion was sabotage. I wouldn't be surprised if many of the fires in Texas were set by radical groups either. Meanwhile Holder's "justice dept" is busy indicting baseball players for using steriods.
 

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Shit happens

It does. Yet it seems t hat because these tragedies occur, some want us to stop developing energy. A position that doesn't make sense to me. How many people will suffer and die for lack of energy?
 

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What we've learned in Calif is that PG&E repeatedly requested and received rate increases to upgrade and inspect its infrastructure, but did neither. In fact, it falsified reports indicating that repairs and inspections had taken place, when they never happened.

That's the problem with the deregulations of the 1980's. Private corporations, including banks, no longer have to account for taxpayer/ratepayer money. Then suddenly, boom. People die and the economy collapses and everyone looks for someone to blame.
 

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