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Billowing wake-up call from LA on greenhouse gas

California is viewed as a national model in regulating greenhouse gas pollution, the one state that is actually moving the needle on climate change. That’s true to a point. But there are some gaping vulnerabilities in enforcement, and the massive natural gas leak in suburban Los Angeles underscores how far we have to go on oversight. Southern California Gas Co. ...

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Arnold family back home after gas leak

After a natural gas leak forced them from their Arnold home nearly a month ago, the Argast family can finally return. Unsafe natural gas levels at three houses and the Arnold No. 2 firemen’s club along Alcoa Drive prompted Peoples Gas to replace 3,000 feet of new gas pipelines on that street along with Drey Street and Dunn Alley. “We’re ...

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Authorities investigate Minnesota plant gas leak

CLARKS GROVE, Minn. — Authorities are investigating after 9,000 gallons of a dangerous gas leaked at a fertilizer plant in southern Minnesota. The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office says about 15 homes were evacuated Monday for a couple of hours after anhydrous ammonia leaked at Watonwan Farm Service’s Clarks Grover Fertilizer. The colorless, pungent gas is highly irritating and can burn ...

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Buildings evacuated after downtown Denver gas leak

DENVER — Workers are trying to reach the source of a ruptured high pressure natural gas line leaking in downtown Denver. Several buildings were evacuated Tuesday after construction crews damaged a 10-inch high pressure natural gas line near the University of Colorado Denver. One man was using a jackhammer to reach the line, which is buried about three feet below ...

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Bodies found in apparent CO poisoning

smoke and CO detector

Two women were pronounced dead Wednesday morning after a reported gas leak led firefighters to find them. Medical Examiner Chief Investigator Chuck Moad said the bodies of 88-year-old Jimmi Lane and 66-year-old Sherrie Wilson have been sent to Tarrant County for autopsy. Assistant Fire Chief Sam Jordan said they responded to the 4908 Cordova Ave. house at about 8:03 a.m. ...

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Gas leak in La. town shuts down main intersection

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A break in a natural gas line in Opelousas, Louisiana closed one of the city’s major intersections Wednesday, according to William Johnson for The Advertiser, causing major traffic jams. The gas line was accidentally burst by construction workers from the state’s Department of Transportation and Development as they were installing a new stoplight along Main Street/La. 182. However, the exact ...

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Aging natural gaslines pose hidden threat across U.S.

gas transmission lines

Mike Wereschagin | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Early one recent morning in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, a crew of utility workers in hard hats and neon yellow safety vests worked to defuse a time bomb. About six feet below street level, in a trench dug by Peoples Natural Gas Co. workers, lay two sections of foot-wide, yellow plastic pipe they would join. ...

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