Dozens Protest Oil Pipeline

Dozens Protest Oil Pipeline

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Dozens of protesters lined Highway 98 at Big Creek Lake Saturday afternoon. They made noise, held signs and did everything they could to make sure their voices were heard.

"As they come across maybe they'll pick up a newspaper, maybe they'll have a little interest, maybe they'll tune into a story on the news and pay attention to what's going on and maybe they'll be out here with us the next time or maybe they'll start contacting their elected officials and try to get some change here now," said Richard Dollison.

The controversy surrounds an oil pipeline and the fact that it would run through Mobile's main drinking water supply. It's a topic that isn't sitting well with a lot of people.

"The way it's been handled I think is not exactly fair and our politicians need to be kept accountable for what they intend to do," said Tom Adkins.

Their message is clear. They want the pipeline to stay far away from Big Creek Lake.

"If one, two, three, four or five people become more aware then maybe we'll get to the right person that can do something I mean everyone should be standing up against this right now," said Natalie Johnson.

The group says they're not backing down.

"I think that too many people don't have any knowledge about it because it was done in an under-handed kind of way to pass this through and so the more knowledge there is about it the more people you have speaking up saying this is our drinking water that is at risk and our environment that is at risk and hopefully more people will be willing to go to the city, the county, to the state, wherever it needs to go to put a stop to this," said Cory Wornell.

The group says they plan to continue protesting as long as it's neccessary.

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