bluegrass pipeline

Environment
6:09 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

In Franklin County, Magistrates Pass Emergency Moratorium Targeting Bluegrass and Other Pipelines

A rally in Frankfort last week.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Franklin County has become the first to pass a measure blocking the Bluegrass Pipeline from applying for permits to cross county roads. The county’s magistrates voted 5 to 2 in favor of the measure last week.

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Environment
7:00 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Orders of Monks, Nuns Oppose Bluegrass Pipeline

This truck parked outside of the informational meeting in Frankfort last week.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Over the past month, opposition to a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline that would run through Central Kentucky has been growing. Four counties have passed resolutions against the Bluegrass Pipeline, and more than 5,000 people signed a petition asking Governor Steve Beshear to put pipeline legislation on the agenda for this month’s special session (though the governor has said he won’t).

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Environment
4:53 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Bluegrass Pipeline Opponents Rally in Frankfort

Credit File photo

Opponents of a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline in Kentucky have taken their fight to Frankfort.

They say the project will damage the environment and cause safety concerns for those living nearby. About 80 people from across the state gathered at the state Capitol on Wednesday to ask Gov. Steve Beshear to put several pipeline-related issues on the agenda for this month's special legislative session.

(Related: Past coverage of the Bluegrass Pipeline issue)

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Environment
11:32 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Marion, Scott County Magistrates Pass Resolutions on Bluegrass Pipeline

Courtesy Williams

Two more counties have registered reservations about a project that would build a natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky.

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Environment
3:16 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Steve Beshear's Son Representing Bluegrass Pipeline Company

Courtesy Williams

Governor Steve Beshear's son is representing the company that has proposed building a natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky. The Bluegrass Pipeline is a joint venture between two companies—Boardwalk Pipeline Partners and Williams—and if it's built, it'll transport the byproducts of natural gas drilling from the northeast to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Environment
11:34 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Beshear Says He Won't Add Pipeline Regulations to Special Session Call

Courtesy Williams

Governor Beshear says it’s unlikely he’ll ask state lawmakers to deal with regulations on pipelines when they assemble in Frankfort next month for a special session. The governor says he called the special assembly to draw new maps for House and Senate districts and doesn’t plan on adding anything else to the call.

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Environment
1:25 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Franklin County Magistrates Pass Resolution Opposing Bluegrass Pipeline

Courtesy Williams

Franklin County has become the first Kentucky county to pass a resolution opposing a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline.

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Environment
3:08 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Franklin County Fiscal Court to Consider Resolution Opposing Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline

Courtesy Williams

The Franklin County Fiscal Court will consider a resolution to formally oppose the construction of a natural gas liquids pipeline at its meeting tomorrow.

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Environment
6:01 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Attorney Says There's No Precedent for Eminent Domain for Bluegrass Pipeline

The proposed route of the Bluegrass Pipeline
Williams

Officials from a company that wants to build a natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky have been holding public meetings in several counties along the proposed route. One lawyer says he doesn’t see examples of eminent domain being used in similar cases.

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Environment
7:00 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Pipeline for Natural Gas Liquids Could Cross Kentucky; Here's What You Need to Know

Marion Bischoff
Erica Peterson WFPL News

Over the past few years, more and more of America’s energy has come from natural gas. And much of that gas has come from the Marcellus and Utica Shales, which lie mostly under parts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, Ohio and Maryland.

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