Friday, April 6, 2012

News From PA: Certain Natural Gas Pipeline Records Not Public

Iris Marie Bloom of Protecting Our Waters has uncovered a disturbing fact: The PA Commonwealth Court has ruled that Public Utility Commission (PUC) records concerning the safety of natural gas pipelines are not public records.  PA's Right to Know laws are considered among the weakest in the nation.

If the public is forced to live near pipelines, which are hidden underground and which are known to leak and explode,  why is information regarding pipelines hidden from the public?  This seems unnecessary at best, and criminal at worst. 

Ms. Bloom applauds Dick Martin, Coordinator of the Pennsylvania Forest Coalition, for his willingness to take on the PUC and PA's Right to Know laws.  I add my admiration and appreciation to Mr. Martin for his work on the people's behalf.

Read more here and here...

Public safety is a public issue.
We have a right to know.

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