Dougherty Co. Commission goes on record, votes to oppose Sabal pipeline

Published: Oct. 27, 2014 at 8:15 PM EDT
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County Commissioners voiced their opinion to a gas pipeline proposed to run through the county.

In a majority vote, commissioners approved a motion to go on the record in opposition to the proposed construction of the pipeline.

The controversial Sabal Trail pipeline would run from Alabama, through south Georgia to Florida.

It would include a compressor station near Hwy. 91 in Dougherty County.

Commissioners said the proposed site is near hundreds of homes.

Residents have already expressed concerns that it would increase noise, displace the wildlife, and cause health problems.

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