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MarkWest Cited in Fish Kill

Gas liquid pipeline spilled in Wetzel County

August 21, 2013

LITTLETON — West Virginia environmental regulators on Tuesday cited MarkWest Energy for “conditions not allowable in the waters of the state” following a natural gas liquids spill from one of......

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TrollSlayer

Aug-23-13 12:49 PM

No, not all.

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mikeyd

Aug-23-13 11:08 AM

here's a direct approach,save the sarcasm for some other site or explain that you don't really mean what you are saying.i don't think that we are all loons on here.

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TrollSlayer

Aug-23-13 10:25 AM

idliketoknow, you can always tell they didn’t pick up on the sarcasm when your comment starts getting lots of “agrees.” These loons arent’t the brightest tools in the box. A direct approach followed by LOL is usually best.

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idliketoknow

Aug-23-13 8:29 AM

I'm thinking folks didn't pick up the sarcasm on my Aug-21-13 3:25 PM post. I should have known...

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idliketoknow

Aug-22-13 11:35 AM

"Hard to figure out why anyone would sell a 50 to 100 foot wide right-of-way through their property for only $10 to $15 per foot, the going rate."

Because they aren't doing anything else with it?

Because they need the money?

Because it's their land?

Because they hate fish?

Because they work for the operator?

Because they want to stick it to enviros like yourself (I would)

Surely it's because the companys land man put a gun to their head and made them sign...

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TrollSlayer

Aug-22-13 9:53 AM

Did I just hear another NON-property owner whining about what property owners choose to do with THEIR property? Marcellus, I can only imagine your frustration in not being able to control what property owners do with THEIR property. It’s probably even worse when you’re not getting any of the wealth your neighbors are getting, right? The envy must be awful. LOL

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Marcellus

Aug-22-13 8:07 AM

DROLLSAYER: 'Pipeline companies pay for those right-of-ways, and the property owners agree to them because they decide the compensation is worth it." Hard to figure out why anyone would sell a 50 to 100 foot wide right-of-way through their property for only $10 to $15 per foot, the going rate. As far as all these pipelines go, wait until subsidence begins to create more ruptures, it's only a matter of time.

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icecream

Aug-22-13 1:51 AM

Has it occurred to anyone, that most of WV is subject to slippage??? With the high annual rainfall and numerous old mine shafts, the hills are riddled with, it's a wonder there hasn't been more slippages... Wouldn't you think that a person expert in WV Geology would be hired to determine what areas are safe and what are not??? Has this person been hired?? Has anyone questioned whether an expert in WV Geology is on the team testing the area before drilling starts???

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BigMike

Aug-21-13 9:44 PM

"Do you think the Company said oh we will put this pipeline here there will be a slide and kill some fish ?" Of course not, Why did you make such a ridiculous statement? NO there is planning,mapping,marking and several other things done before it is started." It appears the planning stage wasn't done very well. I agree with you about the workers.

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WorkinWVIndustry

Aug-21-13 9:12 PM

I work in the Industry and know several people that do. I first want to say that local people are hired from the unions here and some are brought to the job, I think there are a lot of people forgetting that " These People" that keep getting blamed for doing their jobs are eating, shopping and either paying rent on a house or apartment or pay lot rent to park their campers. They put their children in schools etc. I am so sick of hearing how out of town people treat the area, but forget how the locals treat it. It is a catch 22 folks want the jobs and they get here then when the job is being done the crying starts about a million other things, Do you think the Company said oh we will put this pipeline here there will be a slide and kill some fish ? NO there is planning,mapping,marking and several other things done before it is started. It sounds to me like there are a lot of folks that want something and someone to complain about, instead of seeing people file bankruptcy, liv

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BigMike

Aug-21-13 8:15 PM

1whoworks, Mark West followed poor practice in putting this line in an area susceptible to slippage. They should be fined, and those who signed off on this project should be fired. They should also have their operations shut down until qualified engineers for the state conduct an inspection of all of their right of ways. Is that gonna happen? Not likely, they will just pay a fine and continue as before.

1whoworks2

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1whoworks

Aug-21-13 7:24 PM

I seined more minnows to fish with last week than could have been killed in this "fish kill". Another farce for the enviro wennies that don't have a clue.

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mikeyd

Aug-21-13 7:03 PM

not god's fault that the trees were removed.

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rogers7

Aug-21-13 6:19 PM

If you are going to drill for gas in this area, you some common sense and do things correctly. There have been far too many hazardous events happen in this area the past 5 years that reflect on the gas industry. People's lives and health are at stake, as well as the environment. If you can't do things correctly without causing health and environmental hazards, you should not be doing anything. This crap has to stop.

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Ragnar

Aug-21-13 5:59 PM

Gee, I hope they fine MarkWest out of existence. I mean, the steel mills, chemical plans and coal mines NEVER polluted the air or water and NEVER killed any fish!

Why don't we all be adults for a moment. The opposition to the gas drilling comes from 3 groups:

1) Local Union hacks who can't get a job with the drilling companies. This is because no one in their right mind would hire Ohio Valley union workers.

2) People who are envious that their neighbors made a big score on mineral rights and they are getting zilch.

3) Wacky environmentalists, who hate any fossil fuels, and fly around in their G550 private jets.

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TrollSlayer

Aug-21-13 5:45 PM

Pipeline companies pay for those right-of-ways, and the property owners agree to them because they decide the compensation is worth it. If you're the property owner and you don't like the deal, don't sign the right-of-way contract. If you're not the property owner, mind your own business, because you're not the property owner.

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wvhoopie2

Aug-21-13 4:28 PM

Now this is why every landowner should get 4% royalty for all the damage and future damage to the land. Most of the old pipe lines ran on the bottom land and just a few too the straight line method. But this will happen again and again and again because of poor laws in WV and grease for the politicians.

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idliketoknow

Aug-21-13 3:25 PM

"So actually they do know how to "deal with our mountains."

Not true Trollslayer. They skip the "Mountains and piplines" unit in Texas engineering schools. I mean why would they need those? they have no mountains!! duh!! lol

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idliketoknow

Aug-21-13 3:20 PM

" A fine won't bring people back to life or restore the polluted environment that has been created by this senseless and greedy practice."

And what practice would that be? Piping fuel? How is that sensless and or greedy? Or were you referring to God and the landslide he made? lol

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TrollSlayer

Aug-21-13 3:18 PM

You all need to follow RRafael2’s example and go completely solar and wind for your electricity and heat. And completely organic for your food, since fertilizers and pesticides are produced from gas. And completely cotton and wool since man-made fibers are made from chemicals obtained from oil and gas wells. And stop using those fossil fuel powered vehicles. Show the rest of us how good life can be without cheap gas and coal and oil. Lead by example like RRafael2 rather than by whining and hypocrisy.

And just in case you didn’t know it, they’ve been laying pipeline all over WV for over a century. So actually they do know how to "deal with our mountains." Sometimes mountains slip. Deal with it.

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idliketoknow

Aug-21-13 3:18 PM

"This is what happens when out of town workers come into communities and have no idea how to deal with our mountains. The workers are used to being in Texas, where gravity is not a factor. Just another one of those pesky scientific facts they'd like to ignore. We hope they are fined significantly."

Was this a joke? There's no way someone could be that ignorant...is there?

"Each time I drive through WV, I get sadder and sadder at what the land barons have done to it. Destruction is everywhere. We have the lousiest sedimentation control, and this is just the beginning."

Nope. Not over dramatic at all. lol

"How long before one of these hill side land slips breaks a gas pipe line, causes an explosion, and kills people?"

How long before a sheetz gas truck wrecks in Woodsdale and blows away half the neighborhood? See? I can do it too.

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rogers7

Aug-21-13 2:19 PM

How long before one of these hill side land slips breaks a gas pipe line, causes an explosion, and kills people? A fine won't bring people back to life or restore the polluted environment that has been created by this senseless and greedy practice. I'm sorry but it doesn't take a genius to figure out that if you put a pipeline on a steep hill side, it is a matter of time before the land slips and the pipe breaks.

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Stover

Aug-21-13 2:03 PM

Each time I drive through WV, I get sadder and sadder at what the land barons have done to it. Destruction is everywhere. We have the lousiest sedimentation control, and this is just the beginning.

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mkhunt

Aug-21-13 12:11 PM

STOP the contamination and exploitation.first comes the con artistry then the CON-tamination leaving death and destruction of the water, air and land.

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RRafael2

Aug-21-13 11:21 AM

BTW, this writer does NOT use coal fired AEP. I am writing this on PEAR ENERGY, solar and wind powered.

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