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An unwelcome web of gas infrastructure

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By Nadia Steinzor

April 28, 2015

Whenever I see a spiderweb in the woods, I’m awestruck by the careful, diligent work it took and the ability of a small insect to adjust its design to the surrounding trees or bushes. Unfortunately, the opposite is true when it comes to the expanding web of gas pipelines and compressor stations being planned nationwide, which would take years to build, affect large areas, and have impacts that last for decades. 

No wonder communities in the path of development refuse to be ensnared.

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Tagged with: fracking, pipelines, infrastructure

Wasting Away: new report investigates the mess industry leaves behind

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By Nadia Steinzor

April 2, 2015

I once worked at an office with a big sign in the employee kitchen: “Your parents don’t work here. Clean up after yourself.” Some years later when I began to visit gas drilling areas, those words often came to mind. Today, Earthworks released a report detailing the many ways that gas and oil operators—and the regulators charged with overseeing them—appear unwilling to heed this basic request.

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Tagged with: fracking, epa, oil and gas, pennsylvania, new york, ohio, west virginia, rcra, hazardous waste, wasting away

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