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The Science of Natural Gas
Andres Clarens (University of Virginia)
Across the nation, natural gas production has been ramping up. How do we balance environmental concerns and the public good? We break down the science of natural gas, pipelines, and how we make electricity with environmental engineer Andres Clarens.
What Railroads Can Teach Us About Pipelines
Jaime Allison (Christopher Newport University)
Jaime Allison says that energy development has been controversial in the United States for over a hundred years. He argues that we can better understand pipelines by looking back to the early days of railroads.
The Trade-offs We Make
Sarah Stafford (College of William and Mary)
Economist Sarah Stafford argues that pipelines require people to weigh environmental costs and economic benefits, and the results aren’t always what you’d expect.
Union Hill vs The Compressor Station
Travis Williams (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Sociologist Travis Williams takes us to Union Hill, a historically African American community in Buckingham County, Virginia, where a natural gas compressor station is being planned. Williams sees the Union Hill controversy as one example of how environmental hazards have disproportionately impacted African Americans.
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