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Sat July 13, 2013

Bluegrass Pipeline Gaining Critics And Converts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. --  A company is surveying land in Kentucky, trying to determine the best route for a natural gas liquids pipeline. If it’s built, the pipeline will carry these materials across the state to the Gulf of Mexico, where they’re processed. But some people in the commonwealth are worried about the health and safety hazards a pipeline could pose in their communities.

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 shale, which lies mostly under parts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Maryland. To get to processing plants on the Gulf of Mexico, the liquids could cross the commonwealth in a pipeline, which is being surveyed now.
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