Hearing Feb. 9 on Threatened Pipeline Easements
Pipeline developers have proposed “converting” the conservation easements in the path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF), which holds the easements, will hear Dominion’s proposal and request on February 9. Valley Conservation Council has written VOF to oppose the plan to substitute a new easement on a Highland County farm for the right to run the ACP through ten existing easements. Easement donors and others concerned about the threat such a precedent would pose for the easement program in Virginia should contact VOF to urge them to deny Dominion’s proposal.
Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition is a good place to find information, links to resources, and other maps like the one we featured above.