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Environmental groups file lawsuit against Sabal Trail pipeline

Some environmentalists are filing a suit against the Sabal Trail pipeline. (Source: WALB) Some environmentalists are filing a suit against the Sabal Trail pipeline. (Source: WALB)
The project would carry natural gas from Alabama, through Georgia and into Florida. (Source: WALB) The project would carry natural gas from Alabama, through Georgia and into Florida. (Source: WALB)
Flint Riverkeeper Director Ross Harrison (Source: WALB) Flint Riverkeeper Director Ross Harrison (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Environmental groups hoping to stop construction of the Sabal Trail pipeline have filed a lawsuit.

Flint Riverkeeper, the Sierra Club and Gulf Restoration Network are suing the US Army Corps of Engineers, claiming the pipeline would be a threat to drinking water sources in the region.

In February, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave permission for construction of the natural gas pipeline through South Georgia.

MORE: Sabal Trail pipeline construction is approved

Flint Riverkeeper Director Ross Harrison said he hopes the lawsuit can get answers to several questions about the pipeline.

"Why did they head towards Ted Turner's property, a known environmentalist. Why did they head toward Senator Graham farm? And why did they head to a poor, black neighborhood in Albany, Georgia," said Harrison.

The project would carry natural gas from Alabama, through Georgia and into Florida.

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