Concerns about proposed pipeline in Lebanon County

20140514-224524.jpgPeople in Lebanon County voiced their concerns about the proposed Central Penn South natural gas pipeline at a meeting at Lebanon Valley College Wednesday night. The community meeting was partly sponsored by an environmental advocacy group. The speakers showed photos of what pipeline construction will look like. The pipeline will cut through Lancaster and Lebanon counties. Speakers talked about air emissions and damage to wildlife as some of the major environmental risks. But for audience members, one of the biggest concerns was the issue of property rights and eminent domain. Companies with multiple pipeline plans have begun approaching property owners to survey their land. “These pipelines are things that we’re going to need, we’re going to have to find a way to do them,” says Lebanon County Commissioner Bill Ames. “My main concern is that I don’t want to see big business and big government infringe on the individual property rights of folks that live in Lebanon County. Williams Partners in the process of getting the pipeline approved. To register your comments about the project, visit the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission website . 20140514-224524.jpg