Homeowners Want Lives Back To Normal As Pipeline Continues

Homeowners Want Lives Back To Normal As Pipeline Continues

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From the air you can see how most of the pipeline runs in areas far from homes.  For people like Patty Collins the noise won't stop.  Like a lot of homeowners, she just wants this pipeline finished and this hardware gone.

"They've had to stop traffic around our house and it's just been an inconvenience to all the neighbors out here," says homeowner Patty Collins. 

"When the county or city or whoever wants something, they just take it," says a homeowner near the pipeline.  She didn't want me to show her name or face out of fear of violating the non-disclosure agreement everyone who's sold land to Southcap had to sign.  A large swath of her backyard has been torn up and turned into an endless wooden walkway--up-rooting trees and cutting into springs.  This homeowner felt like she had no choice in the matter.

"Eventually a lawyer sent me a letter saying I had to give them right of way or I was going to go to court," She assumed at first that this project had no opposition because they moved in so swiftly months ago.

"It's just baffling to me that they can put something like this in and not get permission from county or city or anybody."  Some homeowners told me they had zero concerns with the project and welcomed the buyout.  Some are just anxious to get back to normal.

"The thing was approved and if they monitor it right they should let them get it done and get through with it," says homeowner James Graham.  Southcap won't say when the pipeline will be finished. 

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