Media Silent as Two States Declare State of Emergency Due to Pipeline Spill


A major fuel pipeline ruptured this week in Shelby County, Alabama, prompting both Alabama and Georgia to declare state emergencies. Yet, other than local media outlets, the mainstream media has been curiously silent about the situation.

The fuel line that ruptured carries refined gasoline from Houston to the East Coast. Since Monday it has leaked over 250,000 gallons of of gasoline. It normally transports 1.3 million barrels of refined gasoline per day but has been shut down since Friday.

State emergencies have been declared by Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama and Governor Nathan Deal in Georgia warning residents for potential fuel shortages.

Colonial Pipeline, the pipeline operator, released the following statement:

“Based on current projections and consultations with industry partners, parts of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina will be the first markets to be impacted by any potential disruption in supply.”

“Colonial has briefed officials in these states and will continue to provide timely information to the public so that they can plan accordingly.”

Nearby residents are understandably concerned:



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