June 2021, Vol. 248, No. 6

Editor's Notebook

West Coast Greets ‘Cleaner’ Pipe Conversion

By Michael Reed, Editor-in-Chief Between the California towns of Paramount and Carson, about 40 miles south of Los Angeles, a pipeline that once shipped crude oil from the former to the latter is another step closer to transporting hydrogen gas instead.   Surprisingly enough, to me anyway, is that the planned conversion passed unanimously through the Long Beach City Council recently – a neighborhood traversed by the 12.5-inch pipeline – with little opposition.   The thinking on the part of many who you might expect to be adamantly opposed to the use of pipelines of any stripe appeared to have been summed up by City Councilman Rex Richardson, who according to the

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