Anti-pipeline group wants more support from board of supervisors

Published: Jan. 25, 2018 at 12:20 AM EST
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In Augusta County, some people who are against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are upset with the Board of Supervisors, after they say certain comments were made in a previous meeting.

On Wednesday night, more than a dozen people showed up to the Augusta County Board of Supervisors meeting with anti-pipeline signs and shirts, speaking against comments they say were made in a board meeting on Monday.

They say those comments referred to the pipeline being a done deal.

Becci Harmon, who is against the pipeline, said they want the elected officials to do what's best for Augusta County.

"We still want their support by all means, but we definitely want them to tighten up and be extremely strict about regulations," said Harmon.

"I've got more people in my district saying we need to get on with it," added Wendell Coleman, Wayne Magisterial District Supervisor. "As opposed to make it difficult for Dominion to put the pipeline in. I mean, I am of the opinion, and I'm one person, it's going to happen."

Right now, there are a limited number of tree cuttings happening along the proposed route in Virginia, following the most recent approval by FERC.

There still has to be final state approval for Virginia and North Carolina before the pipeline can be built.