Bluegrass Pipeline on Eastern Standard (audio available)

Sep 8, 2013

A proposed pipeline will transport natural gas liquids from the Marcellus and Utica shale producing areas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the Northeast U.S. and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Opponents are concerned about safety and alleged environmental effects as well as the role of eminent domain laws for use of private property.

Eastern Standard is WEKU's weekly interactive public affairs program, Thursdays at 11 am, repeated Sundays at 6 pm. Send your question or comment to:, post on Facebook, tweet to @wekuEST or call in during the show 800-621-8890.

We'll discuss the issues with proponents as well as opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline in this week's program.


- Tom Droege, Sr. Communications Specialist for the Williams Co, Tulsa, OK;

Also on the line from Williams, Rob Hawksworth, Manager - Land, GIS & Permitting on the Bluegrass Pipeline project.

- Sr. Maria Visse, Service Coordinator, the Sisters of Loretto, Nerinx, Kentucky;

- R. Bruce Scott, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection;

- Mike Zoeller, member of Joint City-County Planning Commission of Nelson County, Kentucky.

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