Albany Herald: Local opposition to natural gas pipeline persists
Dinorah Hall, left, and Gloria Gaines have facilitated several community meetings to discuss the impact of the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline that is expected to run through a portion of Dougherty County. (Herald file photo)
“Why put a compressor station in the most populous area along the proposed pipeline route?” Sinyard said during a discussion of the proposed $3 billion pipeline that is expected to run through a portion of Dougherty County on its way from central Alabama to central Florida. “That’s what I don’t get.”
“That compressor station runs constantly, and it is basically the sound of a jet engine running 24/7,” Gloria Gaines, who has helped facilitate a number of public meetings to encourage residents to oppose the pipeline, said at a recent gathering. “But what is more alarming is that it will be located dangerously close to the Water, Gas & Light Commission’s well field, which supplies water throughout the city.”
“The pollutants from those compressor stations have been directly linked to illneses such as cancer,” property owner Dinorah Hall said. “This is not speculation, it’s medical fact.
“There is too much at stake with this pipeline. Once the balance has been disturbed, it can’t be restored.”
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