Colorado Considers New Pipeline Rules After Deadly Home Explosion In Firestone

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GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – After state law makers mandated the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee (COGCC) to further prioritize the safety of humans in their rules and regulations, the committee has traveled the state to hear from the public on how they could do so. One of the key testimonies came from Erin Martinez, a widow who lost her husband and brother in an explosion.

Martinez was in her Firestone home in April of 2017 when it exploded. Her husband, and brother, were in the basement working on a water heater. They were unaware a leaking gas flowline from Anadarko Petroleum filled their property with odorless gasses, leading to the explosion…read more

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