Archive for June 2012

Josh Fox Releases a New Short Film on Fracking: The Sky is Pink

Jun 23rd, 2012 | By Mark
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Filmmaker Josh Fox, the talented auteur behind Gasland who’s hard at work on Gasland II, has released a new short film called, “The Sky is Pink.” The new film, in a sense, picks up where Gasland left off, expanding on the infamous “flaming faucet” scene and explaining in specific detail how and why natural gas
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Feds Cite Millennium Pipeline Operator for Failure to Inspect Welds, Monitor Corrosion

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By Mark
Federal regulators have cited the Millennium Pipeline, already subject to a federal consent agreement as a result of previous pipeline safety violations, with additional violations of federal pipeline safety regulations.

The troubled Millennium Pipeline, already under regulatory scrutiny as a result of faulty welds and shoddy construction practices, has been cited for additional pipeline safety violations by federal regulators, according to documents obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org. The Pipeline and Hazardous Material and Safety Administration (PHMSA) cited the the Columbia Gas Transmission Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary
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NTSB San Bruno Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion Videos

Jun 17th, 2012 | By Mark
A natural gas explosion of a pipeline owned and operated by the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. killed eight people and levelled an entire neighborhood in San Bruno, California, last year.

The National Transportation Safety Board, the agency charged with investigating natural gas pipeline explosions, released some videos explaining the circumstances surrounding the notorious San Bruno blast, which killed eight and destroyed an entire neighborhood in the San Francisco suburb in September 2010. If you’ve got some time, they’re worth watching.



Across the Country, Lawmakers Embrace Fracking

Jun 14th, 2012 | By Mark
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Natural gas industry executives are having a great week. In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich signed legislation earlier this week that he called, “the strongest fracking regulations you can find anywhere in the country.” But it appears that the legislation was written, at least in part, by the natural gas industry itself. Plunderbund.com, a progressive political
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