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Public Liability for Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

climate-economicsEventually, society will reduce its use of fossil fuels. While the legacy of environmental impacts from fossil fuel production is well known, another issue on the horizon is what to do with the vast complex of drilling platforms, pipelines, storage tanks, marine terminals, and other elements of oil and gas infrastructure. Long after production ceases, this infrastructure could affect water quality and wildlife habitat as well as public safety and recreation.

Once operations cease, state and federal regulations require companies to dismantle and remove infrastructure and rehabilitate any affected ecosystems (DR&R). Companies post Continue reading