I went to Wikipedia looking for recent pipeline explosions:
THERE ARE SO MANY PIPELINE ACCIDENTS that Wikipedia has created a page just for those since 2000:
There are at least 2 exploding compressor stations which are not on this list
(Williams/Lathrop, Montrose PA 4/2012,. and Millenium in Windsor 7/2012)
Every time I see a house exploding for no reason (e.g., Corning),
or a pipeline (San Bruno, 2012, et. al.,).
or a compressor station (Windsor),
I often think about these comedy shows,
which epitomize the Public Relations Response:
NORMALIZE the HORROR so that eventually, people barely notice.
- Monty Python, friend explods.
"Don't be so sentimental. Things explode everyday!"
(with John Cleese playing Tom Shepstone)
- Young Ones. Door explodes:
PR Response: "Why do you always blame me?"
Right out of the Certus Strategies "Managing Community Outrage" manual.
- Gilliam's Brazil. Restaurant explodes.
But it's so common, people barely notice.
Hoping you don't consider this too off-topic.
Maybe will stimulate some discussion.
I think the point here is to NEVER let them be successful in normalizing the horrors of fracking.
- React with shock and horror, feel the reaction in your body,
notice what ever comes up, anger? fear? sadness?
- with every well flare -- notice it, witness it,
- with every compressor station explosion -- be mindful of how your body feels.
- with every tree which is cut for a pipeline or well pad or access road -- do you feel the loss?
- with every drop of our precious water which is lost, forever. -- can you sense this in your body?
PS: if you know of any pipeline accidents not listed here,
please update the wiki entry...
RELATED POST: Could resonant frequencies originating in compressor stations be
building up in pipelines causing them to rupture and fail?
May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)