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Pipeline Opponent Appeals to West Virginia County


Opponents of a proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline are asking a West Virginia county to support their efforts seeking a combined review of that energy project and others.

The Exponent Telegram reports that the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club delivered its request Thursday before the Upshur County Commission.

The Sierra Club’s Kirk Bowers said commissioners should ask for a collective environmental impact statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, as well as others. Each is now being reviewed separately.

Bowers questioned whether all those pipelines are truly needed.

A representative of the Dominion Resources said the projects are needed, and energy companies wouldn’t otherwise propose them.

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would deliver natural gas from West Virginia to the Southeast. The pipeline would run through Virginia and North Carolina.