“Pipelines Explained: How Safe are America’s 2.5 Million Miles of Pipelines?”

Hundreds of miles of new pipelines are needed to transport Marcellus Shale gas to market. There’s also miles of aging gas pipelines beneath cities and towns. ProPublica takes an in-depth look at their safety.

Over the last few years a series of incidents have brought pipeline safety to national – and presidential – attention. As Obama begins his second term he will likely make a key decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed pipeline extension to transport crude from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

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