On Earth Day, The Piedmont Environmental Council joined 24 groups and 17 members of the General Assembly in a letter to U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner unequivocally outlining the environmental and social justice impacts of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).
In early August, Spectra Energy announced it is "suspending its development work on the proposed [project]… We will continue to evaluate opportunities in the region which could include the study corridor in your area, and should there be developments, we will keep you informed."
At several of PEC's public meetings we have been asked to post links to websites that might help landowners and other interested people learn more about interstate gas pipelines. Here are some of the links that have been shared with us:
A resolution titled "Rappahannock County Opposition To The Construction of An Underground Natural Gas Transmission LIne within Its Jurisdiction," was passed by the Rappahannock Board of Supervisors on July 7, 2014. The resolution urges Duke Energy to select another proposed corridor for its energy needs.
As many are aware, Spectra Energy has announced a proposal for a new natural gas pipeline through the Piedmont. To share what we know, as well as hear from potentially impacted residents, we will be hosting a series of community meetings. The meetings will take place in Rappahannock, Culpeper and Orange.
Spectra Energy has announced plans for a gas transmission pipeline through Virginia. The map Spectra has released is not very detailed. However, we have used their map as a starting point for more detailed maps.
We have received word that landowners throughout the Piedmont had begun receiving notices from Spectra Energy, referencing a proposal for a new natural gas pipeline through Virginia. Spectra is distributing a map and a fact sheet in the mail. Find out more.