ROBERT GRAY SAYS THE PROPOSED GASOLINE PIPELINE WOULD RUN VERY NEAR HIS BACKYARD. AND HE'S NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT.
Gray - Because of what happened near jackson
THAT BREAK IN 2000 CAUSED HUNDREDS OF EVACUATIONS... BUT, WOLVERINE PIPELINE SAYS THAT IS UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN AGAIN.
Tom Shields, Spokesperson for Wolverine Pipeline - We have agreed to 22 safety stipulations by BWL
Gray - I don't care what they say, they can't guarantee it won't happen
REGARDLESS, FRIDAY'S RULINGS STATE'S AN EXCEPTION IN THE STATE CONSTITUTION WHICH OVERRIDES A CITY'S ABILITY TO VETO THE PLAN
Lansing City Attorney Brigham Smith - The state Consititution says a utility can't do that without the city's permission
Shields - The Judge ruled against that
Steve Uptegraft - No one wants it in their neighborhood
STEVE UPTEGRAFT, WHO ALSO LIVES NEAR WHERE THE PROPOSED PIPELINE WOULD BE LAID... IS THREE YEARS FROM RETIREMENT... WORRIES ABOUT MORE THAN BREAKS AND GAS SPILLS.
Uptegraft - If it damages property values we should be compensated
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