Sabel pipeline meeting held Monday
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Residents who could be impacted by a proposed natural gas pipeline have a chance to voice their concerns about the project. Some area residents hope the meeting will jump-start new ideas and perhaps change where they want to put down the line.
The Sabel Trail pipeline is a project that has been discussed among community members since July of last year. The 465 mile natural-gas line could run from Florida through Southwest Georgia, hitting counties such as Lowndes, Colquitt, Dougherty and Terrell, then continue through parts of Alabama. Dougherty County City Commissioner, Ewell Lyle, feels for a project like this, the involvement of the community is important and encourages people to attend today's meetings and the meetings that follow.
Lowndes County property owner, Carol Singletary, has already generated her own alternative plan to discuss at the meeting. If the Sabel Trail pipeline route goes into effect it would run right across her property and that's something she is very concerned about. She has been battling the project for almost 7 months.
"Stand up, Georgia is not going to be an easy roll through if everyone comes to these meetings. If they write F.E.R.C, let them know their concerns, we'll have to be listened to as a community." Singletary said. "But if we don't stand together as a community we are going to have a difficult struggle with this."
Today's meeting is held to voice your opinions or propose your own route suggestions. The meeting will begin at 6pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany.
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