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WAVE 3 News Editorial - December 3, 2013: Bluegrass Pipeline Feedback

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By Ken Selvaggi - email
WAVE 3 News Vice President and General Manager

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Our guest editorial advocating the Bluegrass Pipeline was met with resounding criticism.

Mary Drake emailed:

"Mr. Lawson failed to mention if the jobs are for people already working for Williams, or if any would be given to local people. Obviously any pipeline jobs would be temporary, but the jobs lost by railway, barge, and trucking workers - put out of work by the pipeline - would be permanent. Any tax revenue received would not begin to pay for the contamination of our underground water supply if there were a leak. It is unimaginable what a leak of this magnitude would do to our bourbon and horse industries, not to mention the drinking water of many people and animals living in Kentucky.  As for the safety of these pipelines, ask the people of West Virginia, Illinois, Colorado, Ohio, North Dakota and other states that have experienced pipeline ruptures, leaks, and explosions."

Tammy Ballard added:

"I believe that Williams representatives are blatantly lying to the people of Kentucky and that this will be a disservice to landowners and the well being of our people and future generations!"

Claire McGowan emailed:

"The benefits to Kentucky are minimal and the safety risks are overwhelming."

Margaret Gibbs McCain agreed:

"This is a threat, not an opportunity."

And Laurie Settles Snellen added:

"The only ones to benefit from this pipeline are the minions of Williams."

We appreciate and welcome  your editorial and guest editorial feedback.

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