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County approves environmental legislation to protect neighborhoods
by Staff
June 11, 2014 06:58 AM | 3450 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
At its June 4 regular meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved environmental legislation aimed at protecting local neighborhoods from pipelines that contain hazardous liquid and gas.

The new ordinance strengthens regulations regarding petroleum pipeline easements near and around residential properties.

Vice Chair Emma I. Darnell, who sponsored the legislation, said, “We are pleased by the continuing action of the Board of Commissioners to protect the health and safety of all Fulton County residents irrespective of zip code.”

On Aug. 4, 1999, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners adopted Article 34.5.10 establishing certain setback requirements between petroleum pipeline easements and residential properties as well as other properties involved in the manufacturing and/or storage of hazardous materials.

Since the adoption of Article 34.5.10, the board has noted that many local governments throughout the U.S. have adopted regulations regarding development in the vicinity of pipelines.

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