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Meetings scheduled on gas pipeline through North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C.  — Energy companies that want to build a natural gas pipeline through several North Carolina counties plan to hold public meetings on the project this week in the state. The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would run 550 miles from West Virginia and Virginia before ending in North Carolina’s Robeson County. A consortium of energy companies led by Dominion ...

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Va. groups offer help with natgas pipeline research, info


LOVINGSTON, Va. — Groups opposed to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline are offering to help Nelson County officials with research and information on the pipeline that would deliver natural gas to the Southeast. The 550-mile pipeline that would run through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina is a joint venture between Dominion Resources, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL ...

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Roanoke County board opposes pipeline project

ROANOKE, Va. — Another Virginia county is opposing a proposed interstate natural gas pipeline. Media outlets report that the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution opposing the Mountain Valley Pipeline on Tuesday. Supervisors say they’re concerned about the pipeline’s route, which would take it near the Spring Hollow Reservoir. They also say they haven’t had adequate input on ...

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline to provide property tax boon

Dominion Resources has announced that 26 counties in three states could start collecting property taxes from the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in 2016, according to a report by the Triangle Business Journal. If approved, construction of the 550-mile pipeline is anticipated to begin in 2016. The system will run from West Virginia and through Virginia to southeastern North Carolina. Within ...

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Nearly 300 attend public hearing on pipeline plan

PEARISBURG, Va. — Nearly 300 people attended the Giles County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing on a proposed natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia. The Roanoke Times reports that executives of the two companies pushing the 300-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline fielded questions Thursday night about the proposed route and the project’s environmental impact. They also were targeted by ...

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US to limit energy development in George Washington forest in Virginia

WASHINGTON – Oil and gas development will be limited in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia, the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday in a long-awaited decision over an area that’s home to the headwaters of rivers that provide drinking water for the 4 million people in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The million-acre national forest in western Virginia sits ...

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Fracking to be permitted in GW National Forest

NORFOLK, Va. — Over the objection of environmental groups and Virginia’s governor, a federal management plan released Tuesday will allow a form of natural gas drilling known as fracking to occur in parts of the largest national forest on the East Coast. The U.S. Forest Service originally planned to ban fracking in the 1.1 million-acre George Washington National Forest, but ...

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Proposed 550-mile pipeline to take Marcellus, Utica gas to the Southeast

Richmond, Va.-based energy company Dominion has submitted a request asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin its environmental review of a proposed $4.5 billion to $5 billion, 550-mile natural gas pipeline. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would bring 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale plays to North Carolina and Virginia. Four major U.S. ...

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