Four years into the pipeline campaign, and community members persevere! We never cease to be amazed by the tireless commitment of community members.
Last week, the Augusta County Farm Bureau voted by a more than 2-1 margin in favor of a resolution in opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The resolution describes the pipeline’s risk to “groundwater, crop production, livestock health, public safety, our agricultural heritage, and common natural treasures” and says that pipelines “should be allowed to cross farm lands only with the freely-given consent of the landowners.” We applaud our county’s farmers for speaking out against this unneeded and damaging project. Read more from the News Virginian.
Earlier today, the Board of Zoning Appeals tabled Dominion’s proposal for a pipe yard in West Augusta. Among the board’s many questions to Dominion were concerns about water and flooding issues, traffic issues, and overall negative effects on the area. They also pressed Dominion on the necessity of siting an industrial pipe yard in this location.
Big thanks to all of you who sent in comments, signed the neighbor petition, or attended the hearing today.