Disasters

"Obama Picks Unknown Quantity to Head Pipeline Safety Agency"

"The nomination of Marie Therese Dominguez, President Obama's pick to lead the federal agency that oversees pipelines, was greeted with surprise and uncertainty by pipeline safety experts." "If confirmed, Dominguez would take over an underfunded, understaffed and beleaguered agency that has faced criticism of cozy ties with industry."

Source: InsideClimate News, 06/04/2015

"Amid Fracking Boom, Cities Fear Explosive Safety Risk It Can Carry"

"While the global fracking boom has stabilized North America’s energy prices, Chicago — America’s third largest city and the busiest crossroads of the nation’s railroad network — has become ground zero for the debate over heavy crude moved by oil trains."

Source: Toledo Blade, 06/02/2015

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