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Most people at a public hearing in Waynesboro, GA in May, 2015 opposed the use of eminent domain to build the Palmetto Pipeline.
Molly Samuel / WABE

A fight is raging over a pipeline on the Georgia coast. If it’s built, it would carry gasoline and diesel through Savannah, Georgia, to Jacksonville, Florida. And the company that would build it wants to take over private land to do it.

‘Feel Like You’re Being Run Over’

Eddie Reddick owns a tree farm near the South Carolina border, and he is mad.

“This tree’ll eventually die,” he says, pulling on the crooked trunk of a young pine tree.

Evangelio Gonzalez / flickr.com/dgonzal111139

A new fuel pipeline could be coming to the Georgia coast. The pipeline, proposed by the energy company Kinder Morgan, would travel from South Carolina along the Savannah River to the coast, then down to Jacksonville, Florida.

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press

Oil and natural gas development could be coming to the Georgia coast. The Obama administration released a new proposal for offshore drilling Tuesday.  For the first time in decades, the Atlantic coast could be an option for exploration.

“When it comes to considering leasing on the Atlantic, we need more information,” said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. “We’re interested in learning more about the resource potential, as well as the potential conflicts with the environment and other uses.”

Right Whales Spotted Off Georgia's Coast

Dec 16, 2014
National Oceanic Atmospheric Association

Two North Atlantic Right Whales have been spotted off Georgia’s coast. They’re the first sightings of the endangered whales near Georgia this season.

Every year around this time, the endangered right whales make their way from Canada and New England down to Georgia and Northern Florida. They have their calves in the warm waters off the coast. On Saturday, the first newborn of the season was spotted near Cumberland Island with its mother.

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