The Gulf’s Other Time Bombs

The spider web of gas pipelines lurking under the Gulf.

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The Deepwater Horizon rig was just one environmental time bomb in the Gulf. There are 33,000 miles of pipeline. 50,000 wells (PDF). Thousands of abandoned rigs. And did we mention it’s hurricane season?

The Gulf's Other Time BombsIllustration: Nicholas Felton

Source: Minerals Management Service

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