The Dakota County, Nebraska, Board of Commissioners has appointed two of their own to monitor a proposed pipeline expansion.
The Northern Natural Gas line would run six miles, and sit about a mile and a half north of Homer.
Some homeowners nearby have problems with the location of its proposed pumping station. They say the station could be noisy, and are afraid it'll catch fire.
The Board of Commissioners has agreed to create a committee to help monitor the project. It'll be composed of concerned citizens and commissioners Richard McNear and William Rohde.
County officials say creating the committee is part of their job.
"There is impact on the people that live there. They're citizens of Dakota County, taxpayers. That's what this county board is for, to look out for the welfare of the people that live in Dakota County," said Board Chair Rick Bousquet.
Northern is building the line to service fertilizer maker CF Industries and its proposed $1.7 billion expansion near the Port Neal Interchange.
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