Sunday, August 24, 2014

Opposition to natural gas pipeline mounts in central Virginia

During my visit to the Monroe Institute and surrounding towns and attractions Sunday, I noticed many blue and white “NO PIPELINE” signs on county roads everywhere, including on the Monroe Institute grounds.
There is a proposal (the Southeast ReliabilityProject under Dominion Power) to build a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina that could cross Nelson County.

The Nelson County Times has been covering the debate, as in this article
Some comments concern the diameter of the pipeline, some concern safety, and at least one regretted the loss of jobs of coal miners, but strip mining and mountaintop removal a hundred miles to the west of this area makes a lot of difference to jobs.  

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