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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:04 AM
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US to announce program to repair aging pipelines
Source: Associated Press

US to announce program to repair aging pipelines
Posted: Apr 03, 2011 11:51 PM CDT
Updated: Apr 03, 2011 11:51 PM CDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Federal transportation officials are launching a program to repair and replace aging oil and gas pipelines across the nation to prevent potential catastrophic explosions such as a recent deadly blasts in eastern Pennsylvania.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is scheduled to announce the initiative on Monday in Allentown, where the Feb. 9 pipeline explosion leveled homes and businesses and killed five people, including an elderly couple and a 4-month-old boy.

Last September, a 44-year-old gas transmission line ruptured in San Bruno, Calif., killing eight people, injuring dozens and leaving 55 homes uninhabitable. Investigators have said the pipe had numerous flawed welds. And In Philadelphia in January, a gas main explosion sent a 50-foot fireball into the sky, killing a utility worker, injuring six people and forcing dozens from their homes.



Read more: http://www.wlns.com/Global/story.asp?S=14375656
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:10 AM
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1. good idea but--BUY US MADE PIPE!
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Frisbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:24 AM
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3. Agreed, but...
I wouldn't be shocked to learn that the Chinese pipe industry is pushing this.
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PSPS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:18 AM
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2. Won't this cost money? Which remaining social programs will be eliminated to pay for this?
After all, we certainly can't tax the rich or the gas companies.
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:30 AM
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4. Obviously, the cash drenched oil companies should pay for that, we can give the money we save to the
Unemployed.
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TatonkaJames Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:19 AM
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5. Of course they begin with the gas companies
and will put people to work, but bridges and roads don't make profits so they're at the bottom of the list.
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:51 AM
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6. But they are privatized. The wonderful hand will keep them in tip top shape.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:23 AM
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7. Good news Indeed.
I hope that it both puts people to work & that US made pipe is used.
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groundloop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:44 AM
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8. But if this puts people to work the teabaggers will be demonstrating against it...
This is obviously socialisism :sarcasm:
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:57 AM
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9. a pub works project gets past the GOP? oh, it's for oil/gas....
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:58 AM
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10. Give entitlements to the oil and gas industry, but cut fuel subsidies.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 07:04 AM by No Elephants


Corporations are not only people, but the most privileged people in America.

(Well, except for the 400 humans who own almost all of America's wealth.)


Corporations are also far superior to old-fashioned flesh and blood people--they don't die from cold or malnutrition or disease.


I'm ashamed of how unfair I've been to Marie Antoinette.


"Let them eat cake" at least acknowledged that people need certain things to survive--and should survive.




Is it soup yet? If not, will it ever be?
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:21 AM
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11. So the oil and gas companies are socializing their costs. Nothing new. n/t
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:36 PM
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12. And making us pay a service fee plus transportation fee, sweet for them,
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