You know all that talk about fracking up Rockingham and August County? Well, the same folks that want to convince us that there’s no harm to our water supply have been fracking up West Virginia for a good while now. And now Dominion Power (technically Dominion Resources, Inc) wants to build a 450-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia through Virginia to North Carolina. The project would cost about $2 billion and go into service in 2018. It may run across Shenandoah Mountain just south of Ramsey’s Draft Wilderness Area, though according to company spokesman Jim Norvelle the route has not yet been selected. ”We have begun notifying landowners we’ll be on their property as early as this summer to begin surveying for the best possible route,” Norvelle said. “Just because we’re surveying doesn’t mean your property has been selected for the route.”
That said, check out the map. This affects us right here in the Shenandoah Valley.
You can read more about the proposed plans here.