From New England to North Carolina, scattered insurgencies have formed in opposition to a spider web of pipelines up and down the Eastern Seaboard as the nation’s energy industry seeks to move pent-up natural gas supplies.
The liquefied natural gas project would be one of the largest of its kind, with an 800-mile pipeline, a gas treatment plant and transmission lines connecting to gas fields, and a liquefaction plant and export terminal.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that oil and gas companies formally expressed interest to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in drilling about 31,900 acres of the forest through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
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