Atlantic Coast Pipeline: A Threat to Shenandoah Mountain
The 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposed by Dominion Resources in May 2014 is a very real threat to the natural, recreational, and water resources on Shenandoah Mountain. It cuts through the southeastern portion of the Shenandoah Mountain Proposal in the Braley Pond - Hankey Mountain area. If the pipeline is approved, it could make a portion of the Shenandoah Mountain Proposal ineligible for designation as a National Scenic Area. It would also cut through the Ruffed Grouse Habitat Management area on Hankey Mountain that FOSM has pledged to support. Dominion initiated the pre-filing process with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Oct. 31, 2014. Friends of Shenandoah Mountain submitted the letter below to FERC on Nov. 13.
In January 2016, Dominion proposed an alternate route through the Deerfield Valley, West Augusta, and over Hankey Mountain. See map on right. The alternative route cuts through the gateway to our proposed Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area, degrading scenic beauty, recreational experiences, water quality and wildlife habitat.
Letters from Friends of Shenandoah Mountain: