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By Sandy Schroth

Holt County supervisors deny pipeline construction permit

TransCanada attorney alludes to potential litigation


Sandy Schroth

Application denied • (l-r): Holt County officials, including supervisors Don Butterfield and Doug Frahm, county clerk Cathy Pavel and supervisors Steven Boshart, Darrin Paxton, Robert Snyder and Don Hahlbeck review documents during Friday's public hearing for a conditional use permit for TC Energy.

Six Holt County supervisors listened as nearly 50 citizens presented testimony last Friday afternoon.

A public hearing regarding TC Energy's application for a pipeline construction permit was held in the district courtroom at the Holt County courthouse. Pipeline opponents, from elementary students to 90-year-old grandparents, packed the courtroom, filling approximately 100 seats, and spilled out to the second-floor hallway.

Speakers were called in order of sign-up, which had begun in the morning at the county clerk's office. Each was allowed three minutes on the floor. As the hearing began...

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