Jay Mossbarger explained the concerns created by the proposed Enterprise Pipeline project in Central Ohio.
One has to wonder if there is a need for all these pipelines, and wonder what has created such hostility to pipeline condemnations wherever they go.
Jay Mossbarger said that he fears the pipeline plans would threaten cherished quiet moments on his Fayette County horse farm.
"It comes right from one corner to the other corner of 300 acres," Mossbarger said.
He said the project would be more than a disruption for his yearlings.
"It's a lot different than going through corn fields. You're dealing with living animals that cannot live under the situation of them building a pipeline through here," Mossbarger said. "They'll have to be moved, that's the only answer, and that costs lots of money."
Mossbarger has dealt with pipelines before. Just three years ago, the Rockies Express Pipeline was built under his farm. The ATEX line would follow much of the same route.
"The last time I worked with the people, I was very cooperative with them," Mossabarger said. "I don't think they were as cooperative to me when it was all said and done."
Based on the past experience, Mossabarger hired an attorney to protect his interests.
Two eminent domain attorneys briefed landowners on their rights, and those of the company on Wednesday night.