Neighbors Not Happy with Pipeline Decision

By: Nick LaFave
By: Nick LaFave

I disagree

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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