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Landowners oppose intimidation and threats from Sabal Trail

No more, “It caught me off guard.” Landowners are warned now about that pipeline that would cut a 100 foot wide gash through here.

Matthew Woody on the front page of the VDT today, Residents opposed to natural gas pipeline: Concerns about tactics, property damage,

Many landowning residents along the pipeline are either feeling uninformed, or intimidated by Sabal Trail.

Larry Rodgers of Valdosta owns 900 acres in south Lowndes and he allowed Sabal Trail on his property to survey.

“I received a call from a lady, I think her name was Becky, down in Clearwater, Fla., requesting access to my property, and I allowed it,” Rodgers said. “I allowed them to, and I can’t tell you why I did. It caught me off guard. I wasn’t fully aware of all of the facts about the pipeline like I am now, and if I knew then what I know now, I certainly would not have allowed them to survey.”

Rodgers explained that he allowed Sabal Trail access to survey his property because he did not know a lot about the pipeline. But what made matters worse, Continue reading Landowners oppose intimidation and threats from Sabal Trail