MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - FOX10 News has learned that all of the Mobile City Council members and Mayor Sam Jones have sent letters to the Public Service Commission asking that a meeting scheduled for this month be moved to Mobile.
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"We sent, each one of us, sent a letter including the mayor and the seven of us requesting that the Public Service Commission hold that meeting on October 30th, to hold it here in Mobile," said City Council President Reggie Copeland.
At the Mobile City Council meeting many of you showed up again to voice your concerns to the council.
"We feel like it's time something is done to stop derogatory business from coming into Plateau or Africatown," said Mae Jones.
Jones is just one citizen from across Mobile County who has spoken out against the oil pipeline that's expected to run from northern Mobile County to an oil refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi. That's right through the Big Creek Lake watershed that supplies drinking water to much of Mobile County and other surrounding communities.
"Previously they had a meeting with Mobile Gas so I don't see the legality of questioning whether or not they can come. They've been before so they can come again," Copeland said.
Copeland said if the commission does bring the meeting to Mobile, the commissioners would see just how the residents feel about it.
"They're elected officials and they need to do what we've asked them to do and if they don't then people can show up at the polls and vote them out," said Copeland.
Copeland said they are waiting for a reply to learn whether the meeting will be moved or not.
The Public Service Commission's office Tuesday, October 1 said the commission's administrative law judge is evaluating the petition to give the commissioners the facts before they proceed with a decision on whether to move the meeting to Mobile.
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