Rally Against Palmetto Pipeline at Savannah Earth Day Festival

Rally Against Palmetto Pipeline at Savannah Earth Day Festival

WHAT: Rally against the Palmetto Pipeline

WHEN: Saturday, April 18th at 12pm

WHERE: We’re meeting at the Forsyth Park fountain

(SAVANNAH, GA) Citizens in Savannah are up in arms against the new Palmetto Pipeline that is slated to cut through residential and coastal areas. A rally is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at the Earth Day Festival in Savannah, GA. Push Back the Pipeline will host a booth alongside Ogeechee and Savannah Riverkeepers at the Earth Day Festival. We will meet at the Forsyth Park fountain at noon to rally to #PushBackThePipeline!

Savannah residents, please join us, the Push Back the Pipeline Coalition, to voice our opinions on the proposed pipeline and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)’s mishandling of this process.

Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, plans to build the buried pipeline to transport gasoline, ethanol and diesel from the Gulf Coast to the South East. The company applied to the GDOT for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, which if approved, will authorize it to condemn property from private citizens using eminent domain and cannot be appealed. Time is running out on the 90-day period to fight the application and after the GDOT public hearing on Tuesday, April 21, it will be too late for Savannah citizens to voice their issues.

Top Five Reasons Why Savannah is Rallying Against the Texan Pipeline:

• Big Oil Monopoly = Higher prices at the pump.
• 250 Georgia jobs lost to Texas.
• Private Property will be Taken by force – Eminent Domain.
• Pipeline would endanger our rivers, marshes and wetlands.
• Texan pipeline is not earthquake proof; Savannah and Coastal Georgia run along a fault line and are exposed to seismic risk.

For more information on the rally, visit https://www.facebook.com/pushbackthepipeline

KC Allan
Ogeechee Riverkeeper