Community Meets to Talk Pipeline Project

Community Meets to Talk Pipeline Project

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MOBILE, Alabama -

About 200 angry and concerned citizens turned out the Sierra Club meeting Tuesday night.

They are trying to figure what if anything can be done to stop the production of an oil pipeline near Mobile's fresh water supply. Right now the pipeline is slated to be built through Hamilton Creek, which runs into Big Creek Lake.

The problem is that the project has already been started.

"I never want to say never. I think the power of the people, if we all get together, elected officials and public people alike I think we can make a difference and I think the effort is going to be made and this is the first meeting to organize and begin that effort," said conservationist Tom Hutchings who led the meeting.

The project was given the green light from the Alabama Public Service Commission. Many city leaders say they had no idea about it.

They are trying to see if there are any legal options to stop production of the pipeline.

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