Colquitt Co. residents speak up on proposed natural gas pipeline

COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) - A public hearing is underway now in Moultrie so people concerned about a proposed natural gas pipeline can give their opinions to federal regulators.

Wednesday, Colquitt County Commissioners passed a resolution urging developers of the Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline to bury the line at least 5-feet deep to protect agricultural areas.

"The depth of the pipeline throughout the county, especially when it crosses agriculture lands or the other cultivated properties. There are a lot of irrigation networks that are underground," said Mike Stewart, Colquitt County Administrator.

Nearly 200-miles of the proposed 474-mile pipeline would run through south Georgia, including western Colquitt County.

Many people who live near the proposed route have safety concerns.

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