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Residents continue fight against pipeline

Members of the community gathered Friday morning to let Sabal Trail Transmission know that they weren't giving up on the fight. / Jarvis Robertson


Members of the community gathered Friday morning to let Sabal Trail Transmission know that they weren't giving up on the fight.

A silent protest was held Friday morning in front of STT located on Evelyn Avenue.

Protestors are still concerned about damage the compression pipeline could do to the Albany-Dougherty area.

"There's no reason for it to be in the city limits," said Michelle Hutchison. "It could blow up and catch on fire. It needs to be out in a less densely populated area."

Hutchison says she's concerned about her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. "It adversely affects the hunting, fishing and wildlife people enjoy around here."

What if it blows up? Michelle's husband, Jeff Hutchison says, "Our fire department want be able to put it out. It would just have to burn out. Macon had these gas lines and it erupted and it's contaminating their water."

He is highly concerned with the lack of communication between residents and STT and the noise levels that would be brought by the pipeline. "They have not presented themselves very well to the public, in my opinion," he added. "If you don't have any information to ask questions with, you're going in blank. There's a lot of it that has not been dealt with. There's a lot of things that can happen, that have not been dealt with. They haven't done a thorough enough study to see where it should go."

In the end, Hutchison says he feels that they've been lied to from the beginning.

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