City of Danville approves ordinance to control hazardous materials transport

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Danville City Commission has approved the first reading of an amendment to a planning and zoning ordinance giving local authorities more control over the transport of hazardous materials via pipeline through Boyle County.

The Central Kentucky News-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1ZPY6hE) that in a unanimous vote, the City Commission approved changes that would require applicants wishing to move certain hazardous materials through pipelines in the county to first obtain a conditional use permit from the Planning and Zoning Commission’s Board of Adjustments.

The amendment is seen as a maneuver to try to thwart Kinder Morgan’s plans to transport natural gas liquids from northern fracking fields to the Gulf of Mexico.

It’s hoped the changes will ensure better safeguards to the community should Kinder Morgan’s plan be approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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Information from: The (Danville, Ky.) Advocate-Messenger, http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews

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