The Danger Next Door: Natural Gas Facilities Present Immediate and Long-Term Risks to Our Communities

BY Suzannah Glidden and Ellen Weininger – Natural Awakenings November, 2018 A growing number of Americans know that the continued extraction, production and distribution of natural gas and oil pollute our air, water and soil while also depleting and contaminating the world’s precious, finite supply of fresh water. “Natural gas” is also known as methane, a greenhouse…

Natural gas pipeline blast in Beaver County prompts evacuation

BY Susan Phillps and Reid Frazer- stateimpact.npr.org SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 An Energy Transfer Partners pipeline exploded this morning, destroying one home, no injuries reported. Beaver County resident Chuck Belczyk, who lives across the street from where a natural gas pipeline exploded Monday morning, shot this video of the resulting fire. View full report

Gas Leak Knocks Out Power To Homes In Croton-On-Hudson

BY Zak Failla – northsalem.dailyoice.com 09/17/2018 – A gas leak has closed down a Northern Westchester road and left nearly 100 Con Edison customers without power in Croton-on-Hudson. The underground leak was reported on Amber Drive at approximately 8:20 a.m. on Monday morning, police said. First responders were dispatched near the intersection of Amber Drive and Scenic Drive…

TransCanada Pipeline Explodes in West Virginia

BY Elaine Chow – ecowatchcom Jun. 07, 2018 – A newly installed TransCanada natural gas pipeline exploded early Thursday in the remote Nixon Ridge area of Marshall County in West Virginia. No injuries were reported but flames and smoke from the blast could be seen as far as 20 miles away, residents told local media. Area police told…

Gas Odor Kept Kids Indoors

By JODI WEINBERGER – tapinto.net NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Students in North Salem schools were kept inside for recess and other activities on Wednesday and Thursday last week because of “blowdown”–or the smell of natural gas—from the Algonquin Gas Transmission in Southeast. View full report

Faith Groups Hold Environmental Vigil At NY Governor’s House

By Lanning Taliaferro – Patch MOUNT KISCO, NY — A vigil Sunday afternoon brought more than 80 faith leaders and residents together outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s home to pray for a safe and healthy future for all New York residents and the whole planet. Organizers said the event was led by the founders of the grassroots group,…