The below is an article originally published in the Waynesboro The News Virginian (found here) by the Alliance’s Augusta County...
FERC should deny the request to extend its Certificate Order. The ACP is not needed, and its construction will only unnecessarily harm private property, communities, and the environment along the pipeline’s proposed route.
Two steps forward, and one step back. That’s how today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s Appalachian Trail crossing permit should be viewed for those of us fighting the destructive and unneeded pipeline.
At the Alliance, we started 2020 with big goals. Now, half-way through and thrown more than one curve ball, we’re still on course, albeit with some changes.
Meet the comp plan—the superhero of the planning world. And, just as superheroes have to have their sidekicks, the comp plan alone can’t get the job done. Communities need several tools in their planning “toolbox” to carry out the plan’s vision.
No water flows into Augusta County; it all flows out. Having such an abundance of water is a powerful gift and an awesome responsibility.
As always, Alliance staff tracked legislation and made advocacy trips to Richmond during the 2020 session. Your calls and emails to legislators made a difference—thank you!
COVID has us interacting with our community in a whole new way and has shifted our perspectives and habits. We’ve heard lots of stories of folks finding creative ways to still ‘shop local’ and we want to hear yours.
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