POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - The company that runs Georgia's main
gas pipeline is hoping to convince the Georgia Environmental Protection
Division to apporve their plans to expand its network to unclog a choke
point between Louisiana and Atlanta.
The pipe would run through backyards in four counties of five hundred
landowners and would be about a meter below the ground, but has the
potential to cause fuel leaks, polluted water and decreased property
State officials are holding three public meetings in December about the
The new pipeline is expected to cost $3 billion and would be complete
The new pipeline would run through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
But Colonial's president and chief executive officer, Norm Szydlowski,
says only Georgia requires state-level oversight for such an expansion.