Dear DEQ, Use your authority!
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has indicated it plans to give up its authority under the Clean Water Act to perform detailed, site-specific reviews of each stream, river and wetland crossed by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
This is unacceptable.
Join our pledge
As a proud citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia you have a right to be heard and to have input into decisions pertaining to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Please join our pledge calling on Dominion and other local, state, and federal decision making bodies to slow the approval process down in order to more fully, thoughtfully, and transparently assess the pros and cons of the ACP.
Add your name here, and please share the pledge with your friends and neighbors.
Support the Forest Service
We need your help to protect one of the wildest, most intact forests in the East. Dominion’s proposed 600-mile ACP would cross 21 miles of the George Washington and Monongahela National Forests. The Forest Service has consistently shown its commitment to a careful and thorough analysis of these types of projects, requiring applicants to provide complete and high quality information and making decisions based on its own timelines. We need to let them know to keep up the good work.
Keep up the fight!
The Augusta County Alliance Pipeline Campaign
Dominion Energy and its partners announced plans in June 2014 for a new major natural gas pipeline through more than 40 miles (now 56 miles) of Augusta County. In September 2015, Dominion filed its formal application with the Federal Energy Resources Commission (FERC) and released a map of the proposed route that has since been revised several times. View the route.
If federal and state officials approve the proposed high-pressure 42-inch natural gas transmission pipeline, it would be the largest project of its kind ever built in the county. Dominion plans to clear a construction corridor up to 125 feet wide through our community’s headwaters, streams and tributaries, private forests, neighborhoods, and farmland. The pipeline would impact private and public lands, including the George Washington National Forest, the Appalachian Trail, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. A permanent, 75-foot treeless corridor would be required for maintenance. View our fact sheet.
We, your neighbors at Augusta County Alliance, are concerned about the potential long-term damage from building Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline on protected rural lands in Augusta County. Continue reading.