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Kinder Morgan set to give presentation to DABC
Company behind controversial Palmetto Pipeline on DABC agenda for Wednesday
palmetto pipeline project

Kinder Morgan, the company behind the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project, is scheduled to give a presentation Wednesday morning to members of the Development Authority of Bryan County, according to a proposed agenda sent out Monday afternoon by the DABC.

The Authority’s April meeting is set for 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department Complex in Richmond Hill.

The DABC agenda does not say what the presentation is about, but Kinder-Morgan is seeking approval from the Georgia Department of Transportation for a “certificate of convenience and necessity” to allow it to exercise eminent domain if necessary during the building of a 360-mile pipeline from South Carolina to Jacksonville, Fla.
About seven miles of the pipeline would run through South Bryan – apparently along Highway 17 – and part of its project would include a tank farm near Richmond Hill.

A public hearing held by GDOT is set for 5-7p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center, and opponents of the pipeline are urging residents to attend.

Earlier Monday, an email blast from Savannah Riverkeeper, one of a number of environmental groups lined up against the plan, said the organization is offering a “shuttle service” to those who live in Augusta, Waynesboro, Sylvania or “along the way,” to the GDOT hearing.

Also opposing the project is the Colonial Group, a Savannah-based company which owns Colonial Oil and Enmark.

DABC meetings are open to the public.

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