Lawmakers To Discuss Bluegrass Pipeline

Sep 4, 2013

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Kentucky lawmakers will hear from both advocates and opponents of a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline on Thursday, September 5.

In the proposal, the Bluegrass Pipeline would cross more than a dozen central Kentucky counties, carrying natural gas liquids from the Northeast to the Gulf of Mexico.

Pipeline agents have been in the state for several months, talking to landowners and asking for permission to survey property. Some have agreed, but the project has attracted significant grassroots opposition from Kentuckians worried about the safety and environmental issues the pipeline could bring.

Supporters for the pipeline believe the project would spur economic development and reduce the cost of consumer goods.

The Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Environment meets at 1pm Thursday (September 5) in the Capitol Annex.