July 29, 2020

Mont Belvieu, TX

Fires broke out at the massive Lone Star NGL chemical distribution center after a contractor allegedly struck an underground pipeline, triggering an earthshaking explosion. Alarmingly, the Trump administration has touted the Mont Belvieu complex, marked by multiple explosions, fires, and evacuations throughout the 1980s and '90s, as a model for petrochemical development in the upper Ohio River Valley. ​