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Landowners form a pipeline rebellion in the Deep South

Landowners form a pipeline rebellion in the Deep South

When the letter arrived from a Texas pipeline company asking permission to enter his land, Alan Zipperer refused to allow surveyors onto his property. But they came anyway, he said, traipsing through his corn fields and pine forests and sticking wooden stakes in the low-country land his family has owned since the 1700s. "I don't want a private company to build a gasoline pipeline in my front yard — or anywhere on my property," he said. "They told me the same thing they told others: 'We're a big company, we're coming, and the state of Georgia can't stop us.'" Zipperer, 60, is one of many Southern landowners challenging the...

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