Community is Concerned About a New Pipeline Which Could Be Running Through Your Backyard

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va (WHSV)-- Neighbors in Augusta County will get the chance to learn more about a proposed natural gas pipeline that could cut across parts of the county.

The plan is known as the "Southeast Reliability Project."

Dominion Resources said it hasn't decided whether to build the pipeline, but some residents in Augusta and other counties have received letters about surveying their property. Beyond just the pipeline, some are concerned about what it could mean for fracking in the George Washington National Forest.

"If this pipeline is built through the forest, which is what the maps show would be the likely route, then will that make it easier to justify opening the forest, which is now closed to fracking, to opening it to hydrofracking and thus putting that huge natural resource at risk?,"
said Erik Curren, who is a member of Transition Staunton Augusta.

Transition Staunton Augusta is holding a meeting on Wednesday about the pipeline at 7p.m. at the Middlebrook Community Building.


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