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Atlantic Coast Pipeline open house

Atlantic Coast Pipelines -- Nelson County alternate routesBy Lynn R. Mitchell

With new proposed routes provided on Monday for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Dominion will hold an informational open house for the Nelson County alternate routes on Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 5-7:30 p.m. The open house will take place at Nelson County High School, 6919 Thomas Nelson Hwy. (Rt. 29), Lovingston, VA 22949.

For more information about the alternate routes and a map, see Atlantic Coast Pipeline announces alternate routes in Nelson County.

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline announces alternate routes in Nelson County

Atlantic Coast Pipelines -- Nelson County alternate routesBy Lynn R. Mitchell

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) announced on Monday that several potential alternate routes had been identified for the interstate natural gas pipeline through Nelson County and parts of Augusta and Buckingham counties. Letters were being sent immediately to landowners along the alternatives seeking their permission to survey, noting that surveys are the only way to understand fully the potential benefits and constraints of these potential alternatives. The alternate routes are in addition to the proposed route.

The ACP will host an informational open house on these alternate routes on Thursday, March 5, at a time and location to be determined.

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Gratitude to Dominion Virginia Power for restoring power outages

Virginia Dominion Power snowstorm outagesBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Recently it seems to be the favorite pastime of some to bash Dominion Virginia Power and other energy companies. But with this weekend’s high winds that caused power outages throughout the Commonwealth, and the upcoming snowstorm that will most assuredly cause more, it’s a good time to remember the men and women who work to keep the lights and heat on. Thank you.

 

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‘Drill here, drill now’ proponents change tune with local pipeline

Pipeline mapBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Hypocrisy among energy proponents? From “Drill here, drill now,” to “Not In My Back Yard,” some change tune when energy is offered close to home. Naysayers are loud and vocal. Others move along with life. Too bad we can’t put it to the people and let them vote on it….

See more about the pipeline: Federal presence galvanizes pipeline open house by Bob Stuart.

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Special Issue: LynnRMitchell.com writers, guests discuss Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Pipeline mapBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Today at LynnRMitchell.com, we are looking at the Atlantic Coast Pipeline issue that has stirred opinions both for and against in Augusta County and elsewhere. Posts from guest writers and regular contributors include Augusta County supervisors, citizens, information from Dominion, and an editorial cartoon.

Here is the list of articles in today’s Special Pipeline Issue:

Previous articles on the pipeline:

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Better ways to the same end

51069ac2dcc4a.imageBy Tracy Pyles
Supervisor, Pastures District, Augusta County
Guest Post

The “no-pipeline” slogan fits nicely on 2-inch buttons and yard signs but is an incomplete statement of attitude.  Most of us realize pipelines, whether 1, 2, or 3, will be approved to cross Virginia, destined for the Atlantic coast, in the next 5 years.  The challenge is to insure that these pipelines are smartly placed where they can serve their intended purposes while limiting their impact on the environment, the least risk to our people and force-take the least amount of private property.

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Augusta County: Too valuable and vulnerable for this pipeline?

Nancy SorrellsBy Nancy Sorrells
Augusta County Alliance Co-chair
Guest Post

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, championed by Dominion and the governor of Virginia, has been grabbing a lot of headlines lately, as it should. One of the most significant proposed land-use issues in Augusta County’s history needs to be carefully studied from all angles. Knee jerk simplistic reactions, whether they be anti-pipeline “nimby-ism” or pro-pipeline comments such as “you like your electricity, don’t you?” really have no place in Augusta County’s discussion. This is much bigger and far more complicated than that.

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Dominion’s Growth – What, Why, How, and Controlling Features

Calvin LucyBy Calvin T. Lucy Jr.
Guest Post

I would like to explain my opinion of the what and why of Dominion Resources’ general philosophy in dealing with customers, under any and all circumstances. Dominion’s basic business is service. I write from 40 years’ experience (1948-1988) of employment by Vepco – now a Dominion subsidiary —  to provide that service.

I am a Virginia Tech educated electrical engineer  — major electronics, minor 60 cycle power systems. By virtue of the well planned internal training philosophy of the company, my job varied functionally, first as an FCC licensed mobile-radio technician, through the ranks of electric distribution and transmission, electrical operations (at the Outer Banks and northeast North Carolina), human resources, executive level administration, information technology, business systems analysis, telecommunications and staff engineering.

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Dominion Virginia Power pipeline in Augusta County

David KaraffaBy David Karaffa, Contributor
Supervisor, Beverley Manor District, Augusta County

On August 13th at the Board of Supervisors regular meeting, we had representatives from Dominion Virginia Power come and give a presentation about their proposed underground natural gas pipeline that will transect Augusta County. There were over 350 citizens in attendance at the meeting.

First, I would like to say thank you to Dominion and to all of those that showed up for the meeting. All of the information and input was helpful to better understanding the proposal, answer some very important questions, and allow for our citizens to express their concerns about the project.

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What if Dominion Virginia Power ran high speed internet with Atlantic Coast Pipeline?

Pipeline mapBy Lynn R. Mitchell

What if the proposed natural gas pipeline running through Augusta County and beyond had fiber optics buried along with it? For those who have advocated opening rural areas to high speed internet, perhaps the answer is to partner with the pipeline. Rumor has it that Dominion could be open to that possibility. High speed internet … Atlantic Coast Pipeline. What do you think?

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Schedule for 2015 Dominion Atlantic Coast Pipeline open houses

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Dominion has scheduled the next round of informational open houses for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. These informational, come-and-go open houses will be identical to the ones that occurred in September, with display tables staffed by subject matter experts, project overview and county-level maps showing the updated proposed route and informational materials about the environment and other topics of the project.

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Augusta County residents organize against pipeline

David KaraffaBy David Karaffa, Contributor
Supervisor, Beverley Manor District, Augusta County

PipelineSaturday, September 6th, saw a great number of Augusta County residents at the Verona Government Center. The topic of discussion was the Dominion Virginia Power Natural Gas Pipeline that has been much discussed since letters started appearing in citizens’ mailboxes. The letters have been asking landowners to allow Dominion representatives and their subcontractors to come onto their land and survey for the proposed route. This request has not been welcomed by the majority of landowners in Augusta.

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Augusta supervisors deliver resolution asking for more info, Dominion says 75% of landowners in pipeline path agree to surveying

Pipeline mapBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Hundreds of landowners turned out Monday night to attend an open house held by Dominion Virginia Resources at Fishersville’s Expoland. On hand were maps, information, and experts to talk with resident who turned out to learn more about the proposed natural gas pipeline.

Augusta County supervisors passed a resolution last week that was delivered to Dominion asking them “to submit to a mock rezoning in the county designed to minimize the impact on landowners, water supplies, schools and the county’s economic development plans.”

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Governors McAuliffe, Tomblin, McCrory provide bipartisan support for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

BPipeline mapy Lynn R. Mitchell

In a press conference Tuesday at the state capitol in Richmond, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) went against some in his own party when he enthusiastically expressed support for a proposed 550-mile long natural gas pipeline that would stretch from West Virginia through Virginia and to North Carolina. Approximately 44 miles of the pipeline will cross Augusta County.

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