California has seen some recent problems with pipelines and poor maintenance causing havoc for the residents nearby. Two years ago, the San Bruno explosion decimated a Bay Area neighborhood. This summer, a Chevron refinery fire resulted from a badly maintained pipe. The investigation for the Chevron fire could take more than a year to conduct as the records have little to offer.
This weekend Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed three bills that center on natural gas pipeline safety. These bills were drafted by the assemblyman local to the San Bruno explosion to help improve safety for Californians by making changes recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board. Continue reading →