#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Dirty Diesel Trucks

If you haven’t already, please read the first entry in this series:

#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Intro to a Dirty Picture Collection

Also see the companion blogs, all listed at the above link.

All the pictures show antique, dilapidated army trucks being used as on-road vehicles. These junker trucks should have been taken to the junk yard decades ago. Instead, they were in use in my neighborhood, during the construction of the Ohio Valley Connector pipeline.

Since the pipeline construction zone invaded and surrounded my home, and all the neighborhood here in the center of Wetzel County, any time I was using on my personal vehicle on any roadway near here, (except Sunday) I would see (and breathe!) these types of trucks spewing filthy diesel fumes. If this is the best that a FERC-approved pipeline company can do, then we absolutely do not need any more pipelines.

This extreme amount of filthy diesel fumes was absolutely unnecessary here, or anywhere. Newer trucks burn cleaner. No community resident should be subjected to getting stuck behind one of these junk trucks. Diesel fumes have known health impacts. But such is the regard of these companies for the communities they impact, and such is FERC’s regard for the communities the agency subjects to these kind of impacts.


Here’s one more shot. I took this one just the other day, post-construction period. The pollution onslaught continues.

 

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