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Environmental activists rally, march to stop Sabal Trail pipeline

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A group of environmental activists gathered in Williams Park across from Duke Energy on Thursday to send a message: Stop the Sabal Trail pipeline. The protest was spearheaded by volunteers from Greenpeace St. Pete and the Sierra Club. The St. Petersburg rally was one of five across the state Thursday. Others were scheduled in Miami, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Orlando. The 515-mile long pipeline starts in Alabama, crosses Georgia and will end in central Florida. It’s designed to bring natural gas…

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Duke Energy buys stake in proposed natural gas pipeline

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Electric utility giant Duke Energy has purchased ownership stake in the proposed Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline. In a statement released Tuesday, Duke Energy announced it will invest about $225 million in the approximately 500-mile pipeline. The $3 billion pipeline will run from Alabama, across Georgia, and into Florida. The pipeline is scheduled to begin service in 2017. It will require federal and other regulatory approvals, which Sabal Trail Transmission hopes to secure by early 2016. The pipeline drew protests…

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