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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest fight against proposed pipeline

BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A proposed LG&E natural gas transmission pipeline would stretch 12 miles through Bullitt County, including a portion of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

In October 2018, Bernheim purchased a 500 acre plot of land for conservation.

“It’s one of the corridors Bernheim is trying to put together for wildlife and help connect us up to some other protected areas,” Director of Conservation Andrew Berry said.


Shortly after, Berry said they learned LG&E wanted to put an easement on a portion of the land for a natural gas transmission pipeline.


“We were concerned," Berry said. “You know, we know there is a number of federally endangered animals and plants in the area. Also some lesser known species that we manage for.”


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Wednesday, May 15, 2019