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Citizens learned about pipeline Monday night

People afraid of a proposed natural gas pipeline that could go right through their neighborhoods gathered Monday night to learn more about it and express their opposition.     

At Albany Tech Monday night, representatives with Sabal Trail Transmission talked about the pipeline set to run from north Alabama, through south Georgia and into Florida.     

They say they're glad they got the chance to talk face to face with people worried about the pipeline.     

We also talked to one person opposed to the pipeline and one who's not worried about it.

"This just gives them another venue to be able to come, ask questions, voice their concerns, speak directly with the subject matter experts, about the environment, or design, surveys or any of those types of things," said Andrea Grover, Spokesperson, Sabal Trail Transmission.

"A 20 acre compressing station could be considered very dangerous with the gases that could be emitted from it, and the noise, pollution," said Angela Szpack, concerned citizen.

"I never had a problem with it, I just always wanted more information about it, and now that I have more information I really don't have a problem with it," said Helen Young, concerned citizen.

Sabal Trail Transmission's spokesperson says they will consider the input they got tonight as they put together their application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the pipeline.

Construction on the 3.2-billion dollar project probably won't start until 2016.

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