(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ogeechee Riverkeeper announces that KC Allan has been hired as the project coordinator for the initiative to stop the Palmetto Pipeline from being built. Allan will be responsible for coordinating and supporting regional stakeholders affected by the proposed Palmetto Products Pipeline project by Texas-based Kinder Morgan.
Allan has previously acted as an outside consultant representing the Savannah Tree Foundation, Center For A Sustainable Coast and the Ogeechee Riverkeeper.
“I plan to focus on coalition-building between property owners facing dispossession through eminent domain, local business owners at risk of monopolistic practices and conservation groups representing the Georgia’s 5 watersheds, its public parks and the nature preserves impacted,” said Allan.
Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America which owns an interest in or operates approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals, plans to build a pipeline to transport gasoline, ethanol and diesel from the Gulf Coast to the Southeast. The project will cost 1 billion dollars, and will run 4 feet underground along the Savannah River and many other environmentally sensitive areas. The company applied on Feb. 13 to the Georgia Department of Transportation for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, which if approved, will authorize it to condemn property from private citizens. The deadline for public comments expires April 31st.
For more information on the Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s fight against this proposed pipeline, visit https://www.facebook.com/pushbackthepipeline?fref=ts.
ABOUT THE OGEECHEE RIVERKEEPER
A 501c3 nonprofit since 2004, the Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect, preserve and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin. In pursuit of these goals, the group strives to amplify the voices of concerned citizens and to strengthen their efforts to protect rivers and communities. By raising awareness and aggressively responding to critical issues with the commitment and support of this dedicated citizen network, Ogeechee Riverkeeeper is an advocate for the Ogeechee River basin and its people. For more information, visit http://ogeecheeriverkeeper.org
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