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.