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Kentucky Faith Leaders Say No to PipelineFrankfort, KY - Petitions containing more than 36,000 signatures were delivered to Gov. Steve Beshear's office on Tuesday, urging him to ban the use of eminent domain to help create a natural gas liquids pipeline through Kentucky. The opposition was organized by faith leaders and environmental advocates. Comments from Sister Claire McGowan, Dominican Sisters of Peace. Image available: photo of McGowan delivering petitions.
Intro: Faith leaders and environmental advocates delivered petitions bearing more than 36-thousand signatures to Governor Steve Beshear's office on Tuesday, opposing a natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky. The petitions urge the governor to ban the use of eminent domain to obtain the rights-of-way to build a new pipeline through 13 counties. Among those who delivered the petitions was Sister Claire McGowan with the Dominican Sisters of Peace in Washington County.
|Cut 41173 :15 "It's a 24-inch pipeline. The substances it will carry are highly hazardous. (:06) The likelihood of a spill coming from a leak or a failure of a weld is unacceptably high."|
Second Cut: The plan is to build 180 miles of new pipeline in Kentucky and repurpose another 160 miles to help transport natural gas liquids from the northeastern U-S to demand centers on the Gulf Coast. Sister McGowan says faith is a primary theme of the opposition.
|Cut 42173 :12 "As people of faith, we feel compelled to protect the land and the water and the communities, whether they're the communities of people or the other biological communities."|
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LEAD: Faith leaders and environmental advocates delivered petitions bearing more than 36-thousand signatures to Governor Steve Beshear's office on Tuesday. As Greg Stotelmyer reports, they oppose creating a natural gas liquids pipeline through Kentucky.
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