SAVANNAH — The Push Back the Pipeline Coalition announced that Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus will become the new spokesperson for the group in its efforts against Kinder Morgan’s proposed Palmetto Pipeline.
The coalition of these organizations, which includes the Ogeechee and Savannah riverkeepers along with Altamaha Riverkeeper, Satilla Riverkeeper and the Center for a Sustainable Coast, have combined forces to show their support for the Georgia Department of Transportation.
In May, the GDOT denied a certificate of public convenience and necessity that would have allowed Kinder Morgan to employ eminent domain to build its proposed Palmetto Pipeline. Kinder Morgan appealed this decision in June.
As the new point of contact, Bonitatibus can call on the other coastal riverkeepers, the Center for a Sustainable Coast on St. Simons Island and GreenLaw in Atlanta to assist with localized media interest.