Valley Neighbors Are Concerned About The Southeast Reliability Project

MIDDLEBROOK, Va. (WHSV)-- The Southeast Reliability Project is the name of a proposed pipeline that would be owned by Dominion Resources. If built, this natural gas pipeline would end up running through the backyards of many Valley neighbors.

The pipeline, deemed 'The Southeast Reliability Project' would cut a swath of 564 miles through various states, with half of those miles, running through Virginia.

Dominion Resources has just begun mailing letters to the Valley neighbors they wish to run part of the pipeline through.

If the pipeline proposal does pass, it will cut through sites such as a dam in the George Washington National Forest.

"I think the biggest concern on peoples' minds is that we've historically seen that when the gas companies put in these right of ways and easements and um, the infrastructure, they start to build other infrastructure on top of it. Other pipelines, fiber optic cables, maybe even a power grid when they begin fracking. So it's a foot in the door and that's what people are concerned about," said Lynsey Curren, a member of Transition Staunton Augusta.

Stay tuned to WHSV for more updates about the future of this project.


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