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Environment
6:55 am
Tue April 29, 2014

What's Next With the Bluegrass Pipeline?

Opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline protested in Frankfort last year.
Credit Erica Peterson / WFPL

Monday morning, one of the companies behind the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline announced that it was suspending capital investment in the project.

The company, Williams, has not returned a telephone message. But the company did issue a Q&A that addressed several lingering issues.

Among them, Williams said the suspension of investment into the proposed natural gas liquids pipeline didn't come about because of opposition from landowners or environmental groups.

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Environment
9:52 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Company Suspends Capital Investment in Bluegrass Pipeline

Proposed route of the Bluegrass Pipeline.
Credit Williams

A partner in the controversial proposed Bluegrass Pipeline has suspended investment in the project.

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Environment
3:50 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Judge Rules Bluegrass Pipeline Companies Don't Have Power of Eminent Domain

Erica Peterson WFPL

A Franklin County judge has ruled in favor of Kentucky residents who challenged whether companies have the power to invoke eminent domain to build a controversial natural gas liquids pipeline across the state.

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Politics
5:37 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Kentucky House Passes Eminent Domain Bill Aimed at Bluegrass Pipeline

Credit Wikipedia Commons

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would prevent the builders of a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline from using eminent domain.

Lawmakers voted 75 to 16 in support of the measure, which is aimed at the Bluegrass Pipeline. The pipeline would cross a handful of Kentucky counties and carry the product of natural gas drilling in the northeast.

The bill only allows public utilities regulated by the state Public Service Commission to use eminent domain.

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Environment
3:49 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Bill to Clarify Eminent Domain Law for Bluegrass Pipeline Passes House Committee

A sign opposing the use of eminent domain for the Bluegrass Pipeline sat in a truck in Frankfort last summer.
Erica Peterson WFPL

A legislative committee has advanced a bill to clarify Kentucky’s eminent domain laws. If the bill becomes law it will affect plans for the Bluegrass Pipeline.

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Environment
4:59 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Bluegrass Pipeline Delayed at Least a Year Because of Slower-Than-Expected Commitments

Opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline protested in Frankfort last year.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Plans for a controversial natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky are being pushed back a year.  

The proposed Bluegrass Pipeline was originally supposed to be finished by late next year, and be in service to ship natural gas liquids, or NGLs, from drilling operations in the Northeast to the Gulf of Mexico. The plan includes 500 miles of new pipeline across Kentucky and Ohio, and has drawn opposition from landowners worried about safety and environmental contamination.

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Environment
2:59 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Kentucky Legislators Hear Testimony on Eminent Domain, Bluegrass Pipeline

Kentuckians protested the Bluegrass Pipeline and the potential use of eminent domain at the Capitol last summer.
Erica Peterson WFPL

A Kentucky House legislature committee has delayed a vote on a bill that would clarify the state’s eminent domain laws. The bill was sparked by the continuing efforts to acquire easements for a natural gas liquids pipeline across the commonwealth. 

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Environment
5:16 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Gas Explosion, Corvette Museum Sinkhole Underscore Opposition to Bluegrass Pipeline

Opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline rallied in Frankfort this summer.
Erica Peterson WFPL

A natural gas pipeline explosion in southern Kentucky this morning, paired with a spontaneous sinkhole at Bowling Green’s Corvette Museum yesterday, is providing fodder for the opposition to a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline.

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Environment
4:16 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Bluegrass Pipeline Developers Submit Application for Federal Permit

Opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline protested this summer in Frankfort.
Erica Peterson WFPL

The companies seeking to build a natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky and Ohio have submitted a permit application to the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Environment
2:12 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Group Files Lawsuit Seeking Clarification on Eminent Domain for Bluegrass Pipeline

Opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline rallied in Frankfort this summer.
Erica Peterson WFPL

A group of Kentuckians that opposes the use of eminent domain for a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky has filed a lawsuit, hoping to clarify the state’s laws.

Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain (KURE) filed the declaratory judgment action in Franklin County Circuit Court this afternoon. The group is asking the court to clarify whether the Bluegrass Pipeline—a project that build 500 miles of new pipeline across Kentucky and Ohio to carry natural gas liquids from gas fracking operations—could invoke eminent domain if landowners in the pipeline’s path refuse to grant easements.

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