(SAVANNAH, GA) Emergent Savannah announces The Palmetto Pipeline World Cafe to be held on Monday, May 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Sentient Bean Coffee Shop, located at 13 East Park Avenue. The World Cafe is a conversation model that encourages a diverse group of people to discuss different sides of issues. Emergent Savannah invites the public to join the dialog regarding the proposed Kinder Morgan “Palmetto” pipeline.
Proposed by the private Texas-based company Kinder Morgan, the Palmetto Pipeline is a 360 mile pipeline that would transport refined petroleum products from Baton Rouge, LA through North Augusta, SC, across the Savannah River and parts of Coastal GA, including sensitive wetland areas, to end at Jacksonville, FL. Not only are citizens concerned with the environmental and economic associated risks, but Kinder Morgan is facing criticism on their silence towards the efforts to enforce eminent domain on local landowners. The final Georgia Department of Transportation public hearing to determine if Kinder Morgan will be granted the power of eminent domain is scheduled for Thursday, May 7, at the Waynesboro Campus of Augusta Technical College, located at 216 Highway 24 South, Waynesboro, GA 30830.
The Palmetto Pipeline World Cafe starts at 6:30 p.m. with a fifteen-minute overview of the project and it’s impact, moving into the World Café discussions and a moderated Q/A session, to conclude at 8:30 p.m. Participants are invited to walk around to The American Legion Post 135 bar to continue the conversation and take action after.
Immediate seating is limited to forty spaces. It is recommended to arrive early.
For more information on the World Cafe and Emergent Savannah, visit EmergentSavannah.org. For more information on the issues surrounding the Palmetto Pipeline, visit Pushbackthepipeline.com.
About Emergent Savannah
Emergent Savannah is a growing social and cultural movement composed of people who believe that Savannah is capable of evolving into a more intentional community, where citizens are empowered to shape the future, while continuing to honor the past. The group is dedicated to educating people and advocating for the local Savannah community by providing information the community can use to create thoughtful conversation and personal action. Emergent Savannah aims to strengthen connections and creativity in our community. Their vision is stated as: Simple: Culture. Community. Conversation. For more information about Emergent Savannah, contact firstname.lastname@example.org