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Polls seek opinions on proposed gas line

Two polls are taking Pike County’s pulse about a controversial proposal to bring a natural gas line to the industrial corridor on Highway 41. The polls are gauging reaction from two diverse segments of the population. The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is soliciting opinions from its members in a poll distributed via e-mail. ’As an advocate for our member businesses, it’s our commitment to represent the feelings of the membership on issues that directly affect the business community and our economic well-being,’ the chamber e-mail states in the preamble. Citizens For Accountability In Government is asking the general public for opinions about the natural gas proposal via e-mails distributed to its members and other citizens. The government watchdog group is asking for comments on the issue to be emailed to CFAPIKE@aol.com. The group vows to relay the responses to the Pike County commission. The group also is encouraging citizens to call and e-mail commissioners directly. ’Everyone in Pike needs to be made aware and encouraged to voice their concerns to the commissioners,’ the group states. ‘If we can flood the commissioners with phone calls and e-mails they’ll listen.’ Commissioners must decide if the gas line moves from proposal to reality. They had scheduled a workshop on the proposed gas line for Monday, July 27, at 4 p.m. It was open to the public. Read the rest of the story in the Pike County Journal-Reporter’s Wednesday, July 29 edition.

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