Virginia County Embraces Atlantic Coast Pipe as Business Magnet

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Route - Southern Virginia

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So often mainstream media simply lies about public attitudes toward pipelines–attempting to paint a picture of mass opposition to filthy fossil fuels flowing through exploding pipelines. Nonsense. Let’s take Dominion’s $5 billion, 594-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) as an example–a natural gas pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia through Virginia and into North Carolina. In October a poll was released showing Virginians support ACP by a 2-to-1 margin (see Poll: Virginians Favor Atlantic Coast Pipeline by 2-to-1). Some forward-thinking counties in Virginia, like Buckingham County, are embracing ACP with open arms. Just last week we noted the very adult-like behavior of Buckingham County’s Planning Commission in approving a compressor station for ACP, with some 40 conditions attached (see VA County Planners Approve Atlantic Coast Pipeline Compressor Stn). Buckingham’s leaders are lauding ACP as an economic and jobs magnet. The county’s largest employer, Kyanite Mining Corp., has just signed an agreement with ACP to use natgas from the pipeline…

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