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Gas Pipeline Compression Station Causing Concern

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Posted at 6:48 PM, Jun 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:31:18-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A wildlife conservation group is concerned over a pipeline compression station that's slated to be built near them.

 Walden's Puddle is an wildlife animal rescue group located in the Whites Creek area. Chairwoman Lane Brody says the compression station could cause environmental issues and could also disrupt the care of already fragile wild animals.

"Something like this shouldn't be in a rural area around people or animals," said Brody.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company wants to building a brand new compressor station on a large empty lot on Whites Creek Pike.

The new compressor station will connect with existing pipes and help increase capacity. It will cost $400 million and could create 400 jobs.

Greg Armstrong lives near the new site. He says he recently learned about this project.

"I didn't know it until people started talking about it," said Armstrong.

He is now doing everything he can to halt the project. A lawsuit has been filed.

Greg says he'd like to keep his land the way it is for another hundred years, with support from the community he might just get to do that.

"There's a lot of support so far and everybody's sticking together, we're gonna fight this and I think we're gonna make it go away," said Armstrong.

Councilman Lonnell Matthews has introduced an amendment to restrict gas compressor stations on property zoned for industrial use.

It will go before the Metro Planning Commission Thursday, June 25th, at 4 p.m..