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Say no to pipeline
I have followed, with interest, the developments surrounding the so-called
Bluegrass pipeline and still, for the life of me cannot figure out where the long term benefit is for the residents along the proposed route of Kentucky (Marion, LaRue, Nelson, Hardin, Anderson, Woodford, Scott, Franklin, etc). I ask you, is it really worth the offered price to have your land disturbed for construction and to be at the mercy of the pipeline for any projects where ground is broken?
I have also been quite entertained at the Williams Company’s attempt at
reflecting a “Hey, we are one of you” attitude. These feeble attempts at
trying to relate to the residents of Kentucky are nothing more than a page
out of a corporate handbook and quite frankly, are a bit insulting. I wonder, as they try to sell this Natural Gas Liquid pipeline from Pennsylvania to Louisiana, do they adjust their game plan based on the region and the residents? What’s the pipeline referred to as in Ohio? Is it the Buckeye Pipeline? Is the name “Bluegrass pipeline” supposed to give us a good, Old Kentucky Home feeling about the project? Or is it the warning sign of a burst pipe, that of actual “blue grass”? Better check the safety manual I guess.
To the residents of Marion, Nelson, LaRue, Hardin and all others in Kentucky, take up the fight and oppose this pipeline. Do not let this ticking time bomb scar the beauty of our landscape here at home. Although this NGL pipeline may not run across your land, with a hazardous materials leak an entire town could be affected; just ask the residents of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada or the small town of Parachute, Colorado. The residents of Parachute, Colo., can tell you all about what the Williams company did to them. Do not sell the soul of the our counties here for such a small price.
Villa Hills, Ky