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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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iheartwv

Aug-21-13 4:52 AM

Very sad ...

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whgfeeling

Aug-21-13 5:08 AM

I won't support fishing in the ohio valley till long after fackers are gone. like I have been saying for the past year, fishing hasn't been the same since they started it.

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mikeyd

Aug-21-13 6:12 AM

at least you don't have to grease the frying pan.strip the hillsides and this is what you get.no royalties for you people.

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wonderwhy

Aug-21-13 6:45 AM

where's toolplayer?

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Marcellus

Aug-21-13 7:04 AM

MarkWest is also under fire from the Pa DEP for their 'Ole Smokey' processing plant near Houston, Pa that has been spewing black smoke fireballs for 4 years. MarkWest's Rob Mc(don't in)Hale cannot be reached for his standard canned comment. Maybe he moved to somewhere with cleaner air and water? Story is in today's Pittsburgh TRIB: ****: //triblive****/state/marcellusshale/

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acousticportal

Aug-21-13 8:18 AM

There was a time when man was free and stewards of the land..there was a mutual support of each other. We have come to a time when the power of money, government, and sheer ignorance have dominated the natural relationship as it is meant to be. Very sad.

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TrollSlayer

Aug-21-13 8:44 AM

acoustic, when you come out of your dream world, take a look at the history of this region. Private property owners have been extracting natural resources here, and industries have been refining and using them here, for the employment of most here, for centuries. We still are. Occasionally an accident occurs. The business responsible remediates the damage, and we move on. How many people were injured as a result of this incident? None? A few dead minnows? Sounds awful.

wonderlie, those of you who continue to use gas heat and coal-fired electricity while condemning the gas and coal industries are hypocrites. When you stop enjoying their cheap energy and start surviving on solar and wind yourselves I’ll stop LOLing at you for your hypocrisy. Walk the talk, or keep living the lie. LOL

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rogers7

Aug-21-13 9:50 AM

These companies are putting pipe lines all over the place where the terrain is very steep. Someone would have to be a complete moron to think that a land slip will never occur. The pressure put on the pipeline when a slip happens will break the pipe and cause a leak/explosion about 99% of the time. This will continue to happen and fatalities will eventually occur because of this senseless actor greed.

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idliketoknow

Aug-21-13 10:19 AM

This is a case of bad luck or an act of god, whichever you believe. There was no negligence on the part of MarkWest. Moving on....

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whgfeeling

Aug-21-13 11:06 AM

again..you can tell those who sold their souls for some cash. lol. must be hard up for money to sell out nature.

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TrollSlayer

Aug-21-13 11:16 AM

whgfeeling, you still using that cheap coal-fired electricity to post your nonsense here? And that cheap gas to heat your home this winter? Thought so. You sold your soul to the low-price option, too. Get back to us when you stop supporting those frackers with your own pocketbook. LOL

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RRafael2

Aug-21-13 11:18 AM

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 3:20 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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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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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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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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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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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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mikeyd

Aug-21-13 7:03 PM

not god's fault that the trees were removed.

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