Impacts of Abandoned Offshore Oil and Gas Infrastructure and the Need for Stronger Federal Oversight
The ongoing oil spill on the coast of California is a major environmental disaster - and a firsthand look at the dangers proposed by aging oil and gas infrastructure. Our coasts are littered with thousands of abandoned pipelines that threaten communities, wildlife, the environment and taxpayers. On Thursday, October 14, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will host an oversight hearing on the need for stronger federal oversight over offshore oil and gas infrastructure. It’s time to take action against polluters that shift cleanup costs to taxpayers at the community’s expense. Watch live here at 12 p.m. Eastern.