What’s Changed Since The Firestone Explosion? Let’s Count The New Regulations

What’s Changed Since The Firestone Explosion? Let’s Count The New Regulations

Grace Hood | Colorado Public Radio

Much attention has been focused on Colorado’s oil and gas wells and underground pipelines since a fatal home explosion in Firestone in April 2017 killed two men. The explosion was linked to a nearby Anadarko well’s underground flowlines, which run between a well head and a collection tank.

Mark Martinez and his brother-in-law Joe Irwin, both 42 years old, died in the blast. Martinez’ wife Erin was badly injured.

Since then, the industry and state regulators have been in the spotlight. After an emergency inspection order from the governor, Colorado has new laws in place, and fresh regulations…(Read the full story)

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