You should be if you live in New York City– especially downtown, New Jersey, or Staten Island. See pipeline map.
For more information, please tune in to my live radio show today at NOON ET on PRN, featuring special guest, Russell Bishop, editor at large at the Huffington Post.
Gas pipelines recently caused explosions in Philadelphia, and California last September (killing 8 people and destroying 37 homes.) Pipelines in urban areas, and near chemical plants are risky due to both explosions and chemical contamination. They are also terrorist targets. Read more about its dangers here.
The agency charged with regulation this industry– FERC–the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has conflicts of interest. (Learn more here.) But any member of the public can become what the agency calls an “intervener.” The deadline is this coming Wednesday, January 26th. So do it today.
For more information, check out this article from Manhattan User’s Guide
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