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Natrual Gas PipelinePlans

Mobile, Alabama – MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is
seeking public comments by Jan. 21 on a proposed natural gas
pipeline from Grand Bay to Pascagoula, Miss., including a proposed
alternate route along U.S. 90.
The agency plans to prepare an environmental assessment of the
plans, which also call for a pipeline expansion from Grand Bay to
Citronelle, north of Mobile.
The commission indicated that the pipeline's proposed routing
had raised concerns at public meetings this fall. It has asked
parties, including managers of the Grand Bay National Wildlife
Refuge to discuss a route following U.S. 90 through the preserve,
which sits on the Mississippi side of the state line.
The agency says that other route was suggested during open
houses earlier this fall. Builders propose a route farther north.

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