Archive for January, 2013

According to reports, PG&E must strengthen its gas pipeline safety regimen as part of a lawsuit settlement with a family that lost a mother and daughter in the deadly 2010 explosion. Sources say the agreement with the family forces the company to keep a closer eye on the life span of its pipelines, which will

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According to an article featured on NPR, many notable political figures recently appeared at the Sunset Advisory Commission hearing in Austin, Texas. NPR reports that Mr. Jim Mann, Special Commissioner of Condemnation proceedings in Dewitt County, was called to give testimony pertaining to the system by which the Texas Railroad Commission grants pipeline companies the

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According to an article in the Houston Business Journal, the University of Texas at Austin said that it accepts the findings of an independent review criticizing the school’s hydraulic fracturing study and will institute the review’s recommendations. Hydraulic fracking is a process in which a mixture of chemicals, water, and sand are pumped into the

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