What’s The Big Deal About Pipelines? (Oh Right) — Explosive Pipeline Video Blows Up Online
(EnviroNews World News) — A video posted by the Facebook page ‘The Other 98%’ has gone viral — actually, it’s blown up (pun intended) — just like all the ruptured, exploding, flaming pipelines featured in the 22 second film.
As of September 19, the video has gathered up nearly 5 million views, and features dramatic footage of pipeline breaches like Transneft’s massive pipeline blowout last year that set a river ablaze near Moscow.
Pipelines have been at the top of the news cycle in the U.S. over the past few weeks, with protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline Project (DAPL) getting out of hand on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, after pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners LP, sicced attack dogs and used pepper spray on Native American activists.
Oil trains, a.k.a. “bomb trains,” haven’t faired much better in the media, with multiple fiery derailments taking place over the past few years. And who could forget the massive bomb train explosion in Lac-Megnatic Canada in 2013 that leveled a whole town, and killed 47 people?
So if bomb trains aren’t safe for communities and neither are pipelines, just what is the safest way to move hydrocarbons across the country? This is a question oil companies had better find the answer to and quick, because opposition is mounting against both transportation techniques, year by year.
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