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Political leaders join fight against proposed natural gas pipeline

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Thursday some political leaders invited residents to join the fight against a proposed natural gas pipeline.

City Commissioner Roger Marietta and State Representative Darrel Ealum led this forum at Darton College to inform people about the Sabal Trail Pipeline.

Their main concern is where in Dougherty County the company wants to put one of five large natural gas compressors.

“They shifted the location of the compressor station to the west side right on the city limits and we don't think it's a very safe location and it's too close to residential areas, and churches and schools,” said Roger Marietta, Albany City Commissioner.

The developers hope to get permission to start construction in May 2017.

About 200-miles of the pipeline would pass through South Georgia.

It would run from central Alabama to central Florida.

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