Landowners divided over Bluegrass Pipeline
10/18/2013 08:01 AM
Landowners in the path of a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline are divided over the use of their land.
Surveyors for Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners have been setting up stakes across Kentucky fields and farmlands to make way for the natural gas liquids pipeline. However some residents fear for their safety and for their rights.
But not all are convinced that the pipeline would be a bad thing for them – and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The pipeline is transporting natural gas liquids from Pennsylvania to the Gulf of Mexico.
Don Weber reports on the people in the path of the pipeline.
Whatever landowners decide the issue might still see the right to take land play out in a Kentucky court room as lawyers wrangle over the use of eminent domain.
(Part two in the series on the Bluegrass Pipeline will focus on the issues of eminent domain and how the company is accessing land to survey for the pipeline’s path. Watch “Pure Politics” Friday night at 7 p.m. EST/6 Central on Time Warner Cable’s cn|2)
Below the Fold
Ky. Agriculture Department finalizes deal with federal government on hemp seeds, pilot projects continue to spring up
Sen. Paul Hornback contemplating run for Agriculture Commissioner in 2015; Says Daily Show appearance 'distorted'
Subscribe and get the latest political intelligence delivered to your inbox.