Meter Reading: Behind the Pipeline Explosion in Mexico, Wind Jobs Vanishing, and More
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A firefighter stands amid the disaster caused by an earlier oil pipeline explosion in April in Jalisco State, Mexico.
Gas pipeline blast threatens to reverse improving safety record for Mexico’s oil monopoly – “An enormous blast that killed 30 workers at a pipeline facility in northern Mexico was a big setback for the state-owned oil company, which up to this year had been reporting strides in its safety record at once accident-prone plants.” — Associated Press
As a Tax Credit Wanes, Jobs Vanish in Wind Power Industry — “… Cutbacks are happening throughout the American wind sector, which includes hundreds of manufacturers, from multinationals that make giant windmills to smaller local manufacturers that supply specialty steel or bolts. In recent months, companies have announced almost 1,700 layoffs.” — New York Times
Few Oil Pipeline Spills Detected by Much-Touted Sensors — “An … examination of 10 years of federal data shows that leak detection systems do not provide as much protection as the public has been led to believe.” — Bloomberg