On May 19, 2015 The Georgia Department of Transportation (“GDOT”) announced that it will not allow Kinder Morgan to exercise eminent domain to seize private property in order to build the Palmetto Pipeline. Kinder Morgan plans to build a pipeline that would stretch between Belton, South Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida, transporting gasoline, diesel, and ethanol at a rate of up to 167,000 barrels per day. The GDOT’s decision is a major roadblock for the proposed pipeline. However, Kinder Morgan plans to “pursue all available options to move forward with the project.”
More details on this story are available in the WOTC article.
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