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April 13, 2013

FERC should agree to further study


While backers of the $750 million project insist that the pipeline would not harm the environment, we only have to look at the recent major oil spill in Arkansas to realize that accidents do happen. We have also been uncomfortable with the concept of using eminent domain on a private rather than public project.

While we are not terribly concerned that the pipeline would — as some opponents suggest — promote fracking in our area, we believe that despite the assurances of those backing the project, the lure of selling pipeline natural gas overseas for big-time profits will eventually be irresistible.

We urge FERC to take its time and agree to the request by the Army Corps of Engineers to do a thorough study before making any final decision.

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