Open House Set to Discuss Controversial Gas Pipeline Construction
Atlanta Gas Light is holding an open house on Tuesday night to hear from residents and present information on the controversial project.
An open house has been set for Tuesday night, Feb. 26, for local residents to hear from Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) about its controversial pipeline and regulation station that is being built in DeKalb-Peachtree Airport's flight path.
The event will be held from 6 to 8 pm at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Clairmont Road.
In a story first reported here on Patch, AGL is replacing portions of its so-called Eastside Pipeline. It is also building a gas regulator pipeline station directly in DeKalb-Peachtree Airport's flight path, which has some residents worried about potential public safety issues.
AGL is constructing the gas regulator station near the intersection of Clairmont Road and Tanglewood Circle.
While AGL spokespersons say the station and pipeline are safe, some local residents say the company has not been forthcoming about addressing the concerns of local residents.
They also cite recent attacks on similar gas regulator stations in other parts of the nation. Last summer, a man attempted to blow up a Plano, Texas, gas regulator station, which led some residents to question the safety of such facilities. A pipeline safety expert later said that the explosion could have resulted in a deadly neighborhood catastrophe.