Pipeline companies to survey without permission?

Senator Blair Introduces Bill That Would Allow Pipeline Companies to Survey Without Permission of Landowner


Mountaineer Gas wants to send its pipeline right through David Kerns’ family farm in Morgan County just east of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

Senator Craig Blair

Senator Craig Blair

Kerns has made it clear that he doesn’t want Mountaineer Gas coming onto his property.

Now, the natural gas industry is going over the heads of David Kerns and other property owners who don’t want anything to do with this or other pipelines.

And they are going straight to Charleston where Senator Craig Blair (R-Berkeley) has introduced legislation — SB 245 — that permits natural gas companies “to enter private property without prior consent from the owner” to survey land for proposed pipelines. Full story HERE

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