Amusingly, when the VDT fixed the typos in their online story,
they redacted me and Gretchen right out of it.
Still, congratulations to the VDT on quoting a lot of landowners
(and a few others who remained unredacted),
and on putting this story on the front page.
Here’s an extract from the online version showing changes from the
printed version (pictured) as if the newspaper had used standard
blogging markup for changes after posting.
Starting with the pullquote in the printed version,
which they edited heavily in the online version:
Affected Land owner
Landowner Larry Rodgers
said he has been trying to sell his property
for a long time , and once he
He had an interested buyer
and they found out about,
but upon learning of
the pipeline running through his property
they dropped their, the interested party withdrew the offer.
“Where do I go to file that complaint
And whose who’s responsible for value lost due
to property damage?” Rodgers asked.
Peconom replied, “I don’t have an answer
for you tonight, but well we’ll look into it.”
Concerned citizens Gretchen Quarterman said she was concerned about the
pipeline moving Natural Gas that has
been fracked, and the taking of property
from private land owners to benefit a company
that does not do business in Georgia.
She also brought up safety concerns regarding sink holes,
and proposed Florida use an alternate way of producing energy,
such as solar “because as we all know
Florida is the sunshine state.”