ICYMI: 90% of All Gas Pipeline Blasts Draw No Fines


Doug Jackson, 202.495.3045 or doug.jackson@sierraclub.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, E&E News reported that 90% of all gas pipeline fires and explosions draw no financial penalty for the corporations responsible. According to the article, only 10% of the 137 pipeline blasts since 2010 have resulted in fines.

Today’s article comes on the heels of more bad news for fracked gas pipelines. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline have both lost crucial permits in recent weeks.

In response, Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign Director Kelly Martin released the following statement:

“Those who disregard the public’s widespread opposition to fracked gas pipelines seemingly always point to how safe they are and closely watched they’ll be. Nothing could be further from the truth. We know we can't expect corporate polluters to look out for our health, but we should be able to count on our enforcement agencies to protect us. Stories like these show exactly why we should never build another fracked gas pipeline, especially when clean, renewable energy sources are abundant and affordable.”


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