The Laurens County Council will vote Tuesday on a resolution that pushes back against a portion of the future Dominion natural gas pipeline.
In a meeting last week, residents of Laurens County along with the South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) and Upstate Forever asked the council to oppose Dominion & Carolina Gas Transmission from using eminent domain to claim their property to build their Transco-to-Charleston pipeline project.
The council scheduled to vote on whether or not to oppose the pipeline on Tuesday night’s council meeting. The resolution itself would have litte actual impact, since such projects are governed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). [Read more…]