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September 17, 2016 SatyaRaj 0 Comment
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MEDIA BLACKOUT! Two States Declare State of Emergency After Pipeline Spills 250,000 Gallons Into River:
In yet another startling reminder that our standard of living comes with a enormous cost to the environment, a section of the Colonial Pipeline, has been closed since Sept.9 due a to a spill of roughly 250,000 gallons.
The spill was discovered just south of Birmingham, Alabama . The cause of the leak to the pipeline which runs from Houston to New York, has yet to be determined. This has caused Gov. Robert Bentley to declare a state of emergency in Alabama, over fuel shortage concerns and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal also issued a similar executive order for his state on Tuesday.
The orders were not for the safety of the environment, people, or wildlife in the surrounding areas; but for the disruption in fuel supply- a telling indication of where the priorities of politicians stand.
As per Denis Pillion of al.com reports:
Gov. Robert Bentley issued an executive order Thursday declaring a state of emergency in Alabama over concerns about fuel shortages in the wake of agasoline pipeline spill that released about 250,000 gallons of gasoline and shut down a major pipeline connecting refineries in Houston with the rest of the country.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued a similar executive order for his state on Tuesday.
The pipeline operator, Colonial Pipeline, released the following information Thursday afternoon:
“Based on current projections and consultations with industry partners, parts of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina will be the first markets to be impacted by any potential disruption in supply.”
“Colonial has briefed officials in these states and will continue to provide timely information to the public so that they can plan accordingly.”
The executive orders will allow fuel delivery truck drivers in each state to work longer shifts and exceed maximum hour limits established by the U.S. Department of Transportation in order to prevent gasoline outages.
The orders apply only to trucks that are transporting fuel to areas served by the pipeline.
In addition, some suppliers have begun shipping refined gasoline by water to New York from Houston while the pipeline is shut down.
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