Stories by Mary Landers

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Waterway recovers 5 years after fish kill, officials say

Fish, fishermen and paddlers are back on the river five years after 38,000 fish died downstream from a textile mill.
By Mary Landers

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Company in talks to sell some stakes in 2 projects

Documents posted on the company Web site indicate Kinder Morgan expects to keep less than a 50 percent share of the $1.1 billion Pal­met­to Pipeline, saying its cost would be $524.7 million.
By Mary Landers

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

Indigo snakes hold on in Georgia

In minutes he fixed on his target, a 2-foot wide hole in the soft earth. He peeked into the burrow's entrance, flashing sunlight in with a hand-held mirror. Then he flopped on his belly for a ...
By Mary Landers

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Kinder Morgan official says pipeline will get built

The Houston-based company is moving forward despite a legal battle that's left many Georgians believing the 360-mile petroleum project was buried before a single pipe could be put into the ground.
By Mary Landers

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Georgia officials want pipeline company's appeal dismissed

Attorneys for the Georgia Department of Transportation argue the Palmetto Pipeline Co. LLC is not a pipeline company as defined by Georgia law.
By Mary Landers

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Kinder Morgan offers cash to survey land on pipeline route

Along the proposed route of its stalled Palmetto Pipeline, energy giant Kinder Morgan is now offering cash to some landowners to allow surveys on their property.
By Mary Landers

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Pipeline case moves ahead in court

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly M. Esmond Adams has approved a scheduling order that outlines deadlines leading up to a hearing on Nov. 13 or “as soon as practicable thereafter.”
By Mary Landers

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Pipeline firm making local donations

Pipeline company Kinder Morgan has donated $30,000 to the McIntosh County Schools to boost athletic programs at the county's only public high school
By Mary Landers

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

Environmental groups sue over pipeline

Five environmental groups are seeking to join the legal fight against the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.
By Mary Landers

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Palmetto pipeline still surveying

GUYTON, Ga. -- Michael Maddox thought he wouldn’t have to deal with pipeline surveyors again after transportation officials rejected Kinder Morgan’s Palmetto Pipeline project last month. He ...
By Mary Landers

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Solar energy heats up in Georgia

From Augusta's Fort Gordon to beach homes on Tybee, solar energy is booming in Georgia. 
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Palmetto Pipeline surveyors charged with trespassing

Three surveyors working on the Palmetto Pipeline project were booked into the Screven County jail on Wednesday on criminal trespass charges.
By Mary Landers

Monday, May 4, 2015

Many question pipeline project

Landowners, lawmakers and local governments along the route of the so-called Palmetto Pipeline are still seeking answers to questions as fundamental as where the pipeline will run and how it will ...
By Mary Landers

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Most of 500 meeting attendees strongly oppose pipeline

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. -- Heading into the first official hearing for the Palmetto Pipeline on Tuesday evening, dozens of protesters lined the long driveway into the Richmond Hill City Center, wearing ...
By Mary Landers

Monday, April 20, 2015

Ga. pipeline practices changed over time

Petroleum pipelines have a peculiar past in Georgia. Their history was built on support of national defense in World War II and altered in the 1990s by angry and influential plantation owners.
By Mary Landers

Pipeline meeting crowd expected

The Georgia DOT is expecting more than 100 people, and anti-pipeline groups are expecting even more at the first public hearing about the Palmetto Pipeline.
By Mary Landers

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Public hearing on pipeline planned

After sending Georgians to "open houses" that fell short of the legal requirement of a hearing, the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled a true public hearing regarding the proposed ...
By Mary Landers

Friday, March 27, 2015

More meetings on pipeline

Opponents of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline will get a state-conducted public hearing on the project as well as more scrutiny of how much the pipeline would benefit Georgia.
By Mary Landers

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pipeline meeting status questioned

Hundreds of Georgians have attended meetings this month about a proposed petroleum pipeline planned to run along the Savannah River, but state officials have been unable to confirm whether ...
By Mary Landers

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pipeline plan draws protests

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- More than 60 people packed a public hearing Wednesday evening about a proposed petroleum pipeline that will run through 210 miles of Georgia.
By Mary Landers
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