- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A public meeting is planned in Danville to discuss the status of a proposal to repurpose a natural gas pipeline that runs through 18 counties in Kentucky.

Kinder Morgan has said it plans to convert its Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry natural gas liquids instead of natural gas. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is preparing an environmental assessment and is taking comments through May 18 on the proposal.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (https://bit.ly/1Ke6JeT) reports that nearby residents can get updates about the proposal at Thursday night’s meeting and will have the option to sign a petition opposing it.

Some have raised concerns about how a leak could affect area lakes that supply drinking water.

Kinder Morgan spokesman Richard Wheatley has said the company plans upgrades and would thoroughly test the line before returning it to service.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, https://www.kentucky.com

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