Supervisors Oppose Surveys Along Proposed ACP Route
The Augusta County Board of Supervisors voted 7-0 on May 25 to send a letter to Dominion telling them that their chosen route through Augusta County does not comply with Virginia statute 56-49.01 (that allows natural gas companies to survey property without landowners’ permission) because it is NOT the “most advantageous route.” Continue reading.
No, We Do Not Need the ACP
“There’s a widespread assumption that a pipeline would only be proposed if it is necessary, but this assumption is not supported by the facts,” says energy analyst Cathy Kunkel, who recently authored a powerful report that cuts through Dominion’s smoke and mirrors.
Plant Corn Not Pipelines
We were honored to host Ponca Tribe member Mekasi Horinek, Farmer Art Tanderup, and Bold Alliance leader Jane Kleeb (all members of the Cowboy & Indian Alliance that defeated the Keystone XL pipeline) in Stuarts Draft and and in Wingina in Nelson County to plant sacred corn in the path of Dominion’s unneeded and destructive pipeline. Continue Reading.
Keep up the fight!
The Augusta County Alliance Pipeline Campaign
Dominion Power 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.