“The implications of this speak to the pipeline’s integrity and the effect climate change is having on pipeline safety in general.”
By Common Dreams. Published 7-11-2021
Alaska’s thawing permafrost is undermining the supports that hold up an elevated section of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, putting in danger the structural integrity of one of the world’s largest oil pipelines.
In a worst-case scenario, a rupture of the pipeline would result in an oil spill in a delicate and remote landscape where it would be extremely difficult to clean up. Continue reading