Bluegrass Pipeline

3:22pm

Fri August 15, 2014
Environmental Watchdog

Bluegrass Pipeline's Developer Is Appealing Eminent Domain Ruling

Credit Erica Peterson / Kentucky Public Radio

Despite the fact that the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline has been suspended, the company behind the project is appealing a circuit court decision that found the company doesn’t have the right of eminent domain.

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11:37am

Sun March 2, 2014
The Commonwealth

As Bluegrass Pipeline Gets Attention, Competing Project Looms

Credit blogs.courier-journal.com

Standing next to a herd of cows and their calves on his family’s farm in eastern Franklin County, Kevin Hockensmith pointed to a sinkhole — a visible sign, he said, that Kentucky’s underground limestone terrain isn’t suited for a pipeline.

Hockensmith, who tends more than 100 cattle on the 500 acres, said he recently turned down an offer of $190,000 for an easement to allow construction of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline through his property, worried a leak could harm his cattle and his farm’s water.

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10:09pm

Sun September 8, 2013
Eastern Standard

Bluegrass Pipeline on Eastern Standard (audio available)

Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners.

A proposed pipeline will transport natural gas liquids from the Marcellus and Utica shale producing areas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the Northeast U.S. and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Opponents are concerned about safety and alleged environmental effects as well as the role of eminent domain laws for use of private property.

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