What are they thinking?
Duke Energy is planning to build a huge gas transmission line right through our neighborhoods. This is not like the distribution lines under our streets, or the lines that bring power to our homes. This is an enormous high pressure, high capacity pipeline that would be built next to schools, daycare centers, places of worship, and even through people’s yards.
No one would even consider running a high speed expressway right down the middle of a residential street or right next to a school playground, and then allowing tanker trucks trucks carrying full loads of hazardous chemicals to drive up and down the street, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That would be unthinkable. Have you seen how fast truckers go on the expressway? What if the driver lost control of his vehicle, or what if someone cut him off while switching lanes and he couldn’t stop? Your kids could be out in the yard playing! Can you imagine?
Well, for many us in the Cincinnati area, this has become a very real possibility. Duke Energy is not building an expressway for trucks next to our schools and houses. Duke Energy is building an expressway for natural gas. This pipeline contains 720 psi’s in a single inch cube. Multiply that by the area of the pipe and you get a 507,000 psi catastrophic accident waiting to happen.
Want to learn more about Duke’s Central Corridor Pipeline Extension project in Cincinnati, and what you can do to stop it? Here’s everything you need to know.
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