In a blow to Kinder Morgan’s proposed Palmetto Pipeline, GDOT has denied Kinder Morgan’s request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. This means the pipeline company cannot declare eminent domain on property owned by landowners who object to this $1 billion pipeline, that would transport gasoline, ethanol, and diesel from Belton, South Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida.
Official Statement from GDOT:
“After careful consideration of information in the application submitted by Kinder Morgan on behalf of Palmetto; numerous public comments submitted at seven (7) public meetings held by Palmetto; two (2) public hearings hosted by the Georgia DOT; and approximately 3000 public comments submitted online and by mail to myself and the Utilities staff, the Department has determined that it will not issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.”
Perhaps the same action can be done concerning the Sabal Trail Pipeline proposing to be gouged through Alabama, Georgia and Florida rivers, wetlands, and atop the Floridian Aquifer.
As reported by WALB Channel 10 News this morning ……