The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Washington Gas:
Leaking Gas, But Not Profits!

Jan 20, 2014

Researchers found nearly 6,000 leaks in Washington Gas's underground natural gas pipes, including 12 manholes with enough methane pressure to explode.

In the last 30 years Washington Gas has replaced fewer than half of its cast iron pipes, some of which date back to the early 1900s. These corrode over time. So what about plans to replace the rest?

Since the company has cut 38 percent of its workers since 2001 while executive compensation has rocketed to 16 million dollars per year, we can guess they are going to make any such plans!