Dougherty Co. residents concerns over proposed pipeline

Dougherty Co. residents concerns over proposed pipeline

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - Thursday, Dougherty County residents express their concerns about a proposed natural gas pipeline. They want you to join their fight.
There is one of two places where protesters will rally Friday.  City and County leaders are encouraging residents to send their concerns to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

"The additional cost that it can oppose upon the citizens of Dougherty County as far as infrastructure, contamination problems," said Hampton Smith, County Resident.

"Georgia is on a limesink and you have shifting soil. If they put that pipe under their eventually that soil gone shift and that pipe gone crack, and people in that neighborhood not gone wake up because they gone be dead.," said Harry James, County Commissioner.

Smith said the pipe should go from Alabama straight to central Florida without cutting through south Georgia.
Nearly 15,000 letters have gone out to County and city residents in opposition to the pipeline.

The protest here on Evelyn Avenue will start at 9:30 a.m.  Friday morning.
A second protest will take place near the proposed compressor station at Lockett Station and Oakridge at 5:30 p.m.

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