Highland Supervisors Respond To ACP DEIS
The Highland County Board of Supervisors has weighed in on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project with a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as a comment on the Draft Environmental Impact statement. The letter takes Dominion Energy to task on failing to adequately address the Board’s ongoing concerns about adverse impact to groundwater sources and protection for endangered species. The full text of the letter can be found as an attachment to this story on our website, however the gist can be summed up in this paragraph.
“The Highland Board of Supervisors has remained neutral on the ACP. However, we were alarmed to read of the March 2017 decision by a U.S. District Judge in Virginia, who found that Dominion Virginia Power violated the Clean Water Act by leaking arsenic into waters surrounding a coal ash storage area. Our small county cannot and should not have to rely on Dominion’s “good will” where the ACP is concerned. Hard facts must be demanded by FERC.”