Q&A: Pipelines and their Impact on People and Jobs


On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s energy and environment reporter, Brittany Patterson, recently visited Summers County. She spoke with a family affected by natural gas pipelines built nearby. Pipeline supporters point to millions of dollars in economic benefits and thousands of jobs. But some residents living in the path of these projects have seen their way of life radically altered.

We continue with another report from Brittany Patterson. On last night’s episode of “The Legislature Today,” Brittany spoke with Delegate Joshua Higginbotham and Sen. Stephen Baldwin about the growth and challenges of the oil and gas industry in West Virginia. We hear an excerpt from that interview.

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