Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pipeline Sabotage In Bradford County, PA

Police have yet to figure out who is responsible for causing $50,000 in damage to a natural gas pipeline in Bradford County. Troopers say sometime between March 23 and April 12, someone, or a group of people, put a log inside of a natural gas pipeline on Ridge Road, in Orwell Township. Gas pipelines are buried everywhere, and the miles of pipelines increase by the day. They are buried in rural areas, remote ares, places where families live, yet not densely populated. There is no regulation in Class One areas for pipelines. These are areas where homes are not close together, spread out. People angry about the destruction of the land and the danger of pipelines can easily damage or sabotage a pipeline. This is a given and will be true for as long as we have fossil fuels travelling to main gas arteries.


Michael said...

These people are UNDER SIEGE from a greed driven unregulated industry protected by a government who only understands profit. When the government refuses to listen to it citizens and save the ecosystems it it charged with protecting, citizens will do what they can to save themselves.

Peacegirl said...

Michael- Thank you for your comment. You are absolutely right. Sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures. Does the gas industry give people other alternatives? Usually not. This is a war, plain and simple.