A recent route adjustment to Dominion’s proposed 42-inch Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) moves the route south through Highland County and into Bath County, and then northward through the narrow Deerfield valley in Augusta County. (see photo below)
VCC and our partner, Virginia Outdoors Foundation, submitted letters to the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC), the agency charged with review and permitting, urging them not to permit the ACP to cross nine conservation easements that fall within the proposed route.
Concerned citizens are urged to attend the FERC scoping meeting this Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bath County High School, 464 Charger Lane, Hot Springs. This meeting is an important opportunity for property owners and community members to express their views on the new proposed route and the project in general.
The ACP, as proposed, is not a done deal. Read more information and view maps on the VCC website.
The new proposed ACP route would cross Back Creek Valley in Highland County (distant background) and many such valleys and mountain ridges. (Photo: Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition)