Congratulations to Push Back the Pipeline for this victory!
Party in Waynesboro tonight! Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today said the state and GDOT oppose Kinder Morgan’s Palmetto Project, and will take it to the courts if necessary. Come to the GDOT Hearing in Waynesboro anyway, as a victory party. And if Georgia objects to KMI’s Palmetto pipeline, Georgia should object to Spectra’s Sabal Trail pipeline.
WRDW, 7 May 2015, Georgia’s Governor says the state is against pipeline project,
“We’re going to object from the state level and I think that process will then go to the courts for a judge to decide,” Gov. Deal said.
“We’ve been in consultation with the head of DOT and agreement that the state is going to disagree to that pipeline,” he said.
Since the whole point of the current Georgia pipeline permitting law is to limit pipelines, not to facilitate them, if GDOT denies a permit to KMI, the Palmetto Project is dead. Sure, KMI can sue the state, but it will lose.
Next: let’s see Nathan Deal say the same about Sabal Trail.