Debate Continues Over Possible Pipeline

A possible natural gas pipeline that could go through Augusta County, is facing resistance as a petition from people in the community asking for more information on the plan.

A map of the proposed pipeline

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MIDDLEBROOK, Va. (WHSV) -- A possible natural gas pipeline that could go through Augusta County, is facing resistance as a petition from people in the community asking for more information on the plan.

Some people are not happy with the proposal. Although nothing is final just yet, if the pipeline does end up getting built, it will have an impact on people living in the area. In about three weeks, people will have a chance to ask questions to members of Dominion Power about the project.

Signs in the area show that people are not for a pipeline coming to Augusta County

On Thursday night, a petition with more than 500 signatures was given to the board of supervisors asking for Dominion to address concerns.

Jennifer Goss signed the petition and said she wants the plan thrown out all together, "We moved specifically to this area to restore our home and the thought of a pipeline going through a backyard and not only disrupting our water supply, but also possibly harming our house with some of the drilling that may occur is incredibly upsetting. We're very upset of the pipeline practically going through our backyard," said Goss.

On August 13 in Augusta County, people in the area will be able to ask questions to Dominion Power about questions they have on this project.

Below is Dominion Power's statement regarding the project:

“Dominion looks forward to attending the Aug. 13 meeting of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors to present information about the proposed Southeast Reliability Project. This natural gas pipeline project still is preliminary as we continue to refine the route thanks to ongoing feedback from landowners. And it’s because of these ongoing route changes as why we haven’t provided details any earlier to the board. At next month’s meeting, we plan to share a map of the latest overall route, a more detailed county map and answer questions from members of the board.”


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