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Proposed pipeline drew fierce opposition, builders say they couldn't find enough customers
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, April 28, 2014 11:21 AM EDT
Two energy companies are halting a massive underground pipeline project for Kentucky that drew heavy opposition from residents and environmentalists.
Kentucky's portion of the line would travel about 180 miles through more than a dozen counties. The pipeline would have connected the shale gas-rich areas in the northeast to the Gulf of Mexico.
But opposition to the proposal was swift and widespread, coming from activists, residents near the planned route and even a group of Marion County nuns.
In the web posting, the companies say they are "not investing additional capital at this time."