Norfolk Pipeline Foes Pay Former NTSB Execs to Bash Project

Source: The Virginian-Pilot (click for larger version)

We previously brought you news about Virginia Natural Gas’ (VNG) “Southside Connector” project, a 9-mile pipeline from Norfolk, VA to Chesapeake, VA that VNG says will fill a gap between two main supply lines, essential to meet growing natural gas demand in the Chesapeake area. The final 2,000 feet of pipeline needs to be installed under a river and shipyard located on the bank of a river. The shipyard owner adamantly opposes the pipeline and has launched an all-out campaign to stop it (see The Fight to Install Last 9 Miles of 200-Mile Pipeline in VA Beach). The shipyard owner and foes of the project recently paid to get support from the former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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