"Religious Leaders Rally Against Proposed Pipeline"

"FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A group of Catholic nuns who successfully redirected the route of a proposed pipeline off their land are joining other religious leaders who say their faith has prompted them to oppose the ongoing project."

"The Sisters of Loretto and members from Baptist, Presbyterian and Unitarian churches delivered a 36,000-signature petition to Gov. Steve Beshear's office at the Kentucky Capitol Tuesday. The group of about 50 demonstrators called on the governor to oppose the Bluegrass Pipeline project, saying the natural gas liquids transmission line is a danger to leak hazardous materials.

'For too long too many of us have stepped aside, looked the other way and allowed powerful and profit-motivated corporations to dictate to us how our environment is going to be treated, and it's not a pretty picture,' David Whitlock, pastor of Lebanon Baptist Church, said on the steps of the Capitol."

Dylan Lovan reports for the Associated Press November 5, 2013.

Source: AP, 11/06/2013