Citizens learned about pipeline Monday night - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Citizens learned about pipeline Monday night

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:57:34 GMT
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
  • Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:52:00 GMT
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
  • Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:46:45 GMT
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>

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.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow