Two protesters removed from section of Sabal Trail pipeline

| February 24, 2017

OCALA, Fla. – Two people protesting the 515-mile-long Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline wedged themselves into a section of the pipe in north Florida.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the man and woman were eventually removed Wednesday afternoon from the 3-foot-wide pipe after Marion County Fire Rescue responded.

One of the protesters, Carrie Ford, sent a video while lying inside the pipe saying she wanted to spread the word about the pipeline. The $3.2 billion Sabal Trail pipeline will transport natural gas from Alabama, Georgia and parts of Florida. Protesters have raised concerns about the pipeline’s potential to leak hazardous chemicals into wetlands and other waters it crosses under.

Officials with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the project after saying the project’s harm to the environment was properly minimized.

(WCTV Eyewitness News)

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  1. Rick Grimes says:

    Should have just buried the pipe with them in it. The gas would still get through.