Yesterday, 26 works on an oil pipeline in Mexico were blown to smithereens. Forty six other workers were seriously injured. They were working for a company that is now proposing to run a highly sketchy gas pipeline right under a New York neighborhood filled with celebrities and billionaires. Spectra is the company, and they are trying to get approval for a pipeline that would run from Staten Island up the Jersey coast and across the Hudson River into Gansevoort Street–aka the Meatpacking District, or the West Village. If something goes wrong with the Spectra pipe here, the term “having a blast” in Greenwich Village is going to take on new, deadly meaning. If I were Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg (they’re right over there), Facebook’s Sean Parker, Calvin Klein, Julian Schnabel (with his art studio), Google (just north of there by blocks), or about three dozen movie stars, I’d be interested in stopping this thing before it gets started. http://wagingnonviolence.org/2012/08/showdown-brewing-against-fracking-pipeline-in-nyc/ and http://saneenergyproject.org/overview/.