ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Atlanta non-profit law firm says a controversial natural gas pipeline proposed for South Georgia would pollute the air in our area.
Green law is against the proposed 500-mile long Sabal Trail pipeline that would run from Alabama to near Tampa, Florida. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will determine whether to grant an air permit for a compressor station outside Albany. The law firm says that compressor will impact air quality.
"In areas where they have to recompress the gas to keep it moving through the pipeline, it'll be up at the surface and burning the natural gas to recompress it will create additional air pollution near the compressor station if it's built by Sabal Trail," said Ashten Bailey, GreenLaw Staff Attorney.
The firm claims the pipeline will offer no real benefits and will cut through private property used for conservationist purposes to protect threatened species. They hope if the Georgia Environmental Protection Division grants the permit they will put tight restrictions on it to protect air quality.