A pipeline just west of New Orleans, owned and operated by Phillips 66, exploded last night, killing one worker, seriously injuring three others, and forcing the evacuation of an entire neighborhood as well as the closure of a nearby highway. The pipeline, carrying liquid “natural”
If it becomes law, the REINS Act will ensure that only rules that are designed to serve powerful corporate interests will be instituted. Safety protections for coal miners, babies, and family neighborhoods will quickly break down if the REINS Act goes into effect.
The calculation of Nustar executives seems to be that supporting racist members of Congress is a small price to pay in the ongoing effort to keep its corporate rivers of thick, toxic ooze flowing across the USA.