Piedmont Natural Gas
Natural gas gets a pass in new bill to further curb local government authority
A bill before the legislature would give preferential treatment to the natural gas industry, which has embarked on a nationwide push to force local governments to keep using the fossil fuel. House Bill 220 would prohibit cities and counties in North Carolina from adopting ordinances to limit the expansion of (or connections to) natural gas service. The measure's primary sponsors are Reps. Dean Arp, John Szoka, Charles Miller and Jason Saine, all Republicans.
The natural gas compressor station that leaked? It operates without a permit — legally
Robeson Three-quarters of a ton of natural gas leaked into the air from a Robeson County compressor station, a state investigation has found. And the compressor station, owned by Piedmont Natural Gas, has legally operated without a permit because it qualified as a low-level polluter under rules passed last year by the state Environmental […]
Natural gas leak at Robeson County compressor station adds to anxiety over Atlantic Coast Pipeline
A compressor station in the town of Prospect in Robeson County leaked natural gas for more than an hour early yesterday morning, before repair crews could stop it. That accident, although minor, underscores the safety concerns voiced by Atlantic Coast Pipeline opponents. The Robesonian first reported the story today. The paper quoted Talford Dial, who […]