Group Campaigns for Faster Gas Pipeline Replacement

Posted July 28, 2014 at 8:46am

Fuel Fix reports that “campaigning for the acceleration of repairs to the nation’s aging natural gas utility pipelines, labor unions and environmentalists say expediting the replacement schedule would boost the economy and curb the amount of pollution emitted into the air each year.”  

“’We believe America doesn’t have to choose between good jobs and a clean environment,’ said Kim Glas, the executive director of BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations that released a report on pipelines Thursday. ‘We can and will have both.’”  

‘The group had some good words for Houston, noting that the oldest, most leak-prone pipeline typically runs through major metropolitan areas, including Boston, New York and Chicago, but that Houston has made good progress on repairs.”