Ruptured pipeline to blame for Carbon County gas plant blast

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  • NCTCAfwtx Fort Worth, TX
    Nov. 24, 2012 1:15 p.m.

    In Fort Worth TX We have added approximately 600 miles of gas gathering pipelines.Fort Worth population 775.000 the largest of many cities sitting atop the Barnett Shale of North Central Texas. These measure from 8" to as large as 24" and are located in this densely populated city sometimes in the front or backyards of many residential properties. Land taken by emminent domain. Devaluating any properties value greatly. I have been an activist opposed to the insanity of this infrastructure since 2005 when I tried to talk people away from the promised fortune of gas gold beneath our feet. That failed promise is now just as empty as they come. Some may say yhea but the jobs it brought were good economic BOON in a recessive economy. I say Fort Worth would of servived just fine without any of it. My biggest nightmare has yet to happen, that catastrophic explosion that will blow some neighborhood to oblivion. 600 miles of prior none existing pipeline and still counting the gamble seems inevitable. Only GOD might spare us our insanity from the greed of people and the Oil and Gas operators. The BOON might be a BOOM.

  • Midwest Mom Soldiers Grove, WI
    Nov. 22, 2012 6:04 p.m.

    Yes, I'd rather have $8 a gallon gas, than pollute a vast water supply. Better option is to work towards replacing oil and gas.

    America has ceased to lead because it sees greater value in short-term profits than future goals.

  • wYo8 Rock Springs, WY
    Nov. 22, 2012 11:28 a.m.

    Midwest mom,
    No we would rather have $8.00 a gallon gas than have a pipe in the ground. Better stay inside because something might happen

  • Artemisia Tridentata Hawthorne, NV
    Nov. 22, 2012 8:50 a.m.

    If Mr. Barrett's safety plan was as bogus as his building permit applcations, then this incident was only to be expected. He has never been honest with the countys involved.

  • Midwest Mom Soldiers Grove, WI
    Nov. 22, 2012 8:09 a.m.

    And the oil industry wants us to trust that a pipeline going through the Ogallala aquifer would be safe.