Mobile Big Creek Lake

Mobile Pipeline
3:36 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Study To Look At Pipeline Proposed Near Mobile Lake

The red line represents the pipeline with Big Creek Lake outlined in yellow. The easternmost finger of Big Creek Lake, is about 3000 feet away from the proposed pipeline.

Local officials in Mobile County say a study will look at safety concerns with building a proposed oil pipeline near the lake that provides most of Mobile's drinking water.

The pipeline project is on hold for now after the city of Semmes placed a stop-work order on construction. The Alabama Public Service Commission approved the pipeline and Mobile County granted a license agreement in March - though county officials say they were unaware of possible threats to Big Creek Lake.

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Politics & Government
6:38 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Ala. Officials Concerned Over Oil Pipeline Plans

A proposed crude-oil pipeline is expected to come within 3,000 feet of Big Creek Lake, which provides drinking water for Mobile area residents.

The Mobile County Commission is hoping to meet with officials from a company planning to build a crude-oil pipeline to address concerns over its proposed proximity to Big Creek Lake. reports ( ) Mobile Area Water and Sewer System Director Charles Hyland told commissioners during a meeting Monday the proposed Plains Southcorp pipeline is expected to come within 3,000 feet of the lake - which provides drinking water for the Mobile area.

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