COLUMBIA, Pa. (CBSMiami/AP) —A group and nuns opposed to a natural gas pipeline that will go through their land built a prayer chapel along the pipeline’s proposed route.
Lancaster Against Pipelines and the sisters, The Adorers of the Blood of Christ, plan to dedicate the chapel at a prayer service on Sunday.
Williams Partners is the group building the pipeline across 183 miles of Pennsylvania. It has asked a Lancaster County judge for an emergency order to seize the land. A ruling on that is pending.
The company’s spokesman says the chapel is a “blatant attempt to impede pipeline construction.”
The nuns say in a press release that they “revere Earth as a sanctuary where all life is protected” and contend the pipeline violates their commitment to the environment.
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