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Signal Corps Knob is a 3,894 ft / 1,187 m mountain peak near Craigsville, Virginia, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 114th highest mountain in Virginia and the 30908th highest mountain in the United States.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline Field Tour
Sunday, March 15 (new date)
There are a few seats left for this rescheduled tour.
Come learn about the proposed route through the George Washington National Forest. Meet landowners near the forest who will be impacted, learn about the unique geology of this area, and see the just some of the special places threatened by the pipeline. The tour includes a 2.5 hour hike to the base of Signal Corps Knob.
If the outing is full – please sign up below and we’ll contact you if a space opens on our waitlist. We have planned stops along the route from Churchville to Confederate Breastworks. Come see what will happen if Dominion’s plans are realized.
WILD VIRGINIA is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to preserving wild forest ecosystems in Virginia’s National Forests. http://www.wildvirginia.org
Several volunteers from Friends of Nelson visited FERC chairperson Cheryl LaFleur and staff in Washington D.C. on January 9. They also spoke to staff in Senator Kaine’s and Warner’s offices, giving them information from the following presentation, containing some of the strongest points against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Nelson County.
Friends of Nelson
PO Box 33
Nellysford, VA 22958
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According to a late-breaking story in The Recorder (the newspaper of record for Bath and Highland counties), Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp has dropped their plans to run a fracked gas pipeline from the Marcellus Shale gas fields in West Virginia, passing through Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison, Orange on its $4 billion, 427 mile route to a Duke processing plant in North Carolina.
“We will continue to evaluate opportunities in the region which could include the study corridor in your area, and should there be developments, we will keep you informed,” Spectra spokesman Arthur Diestel said
Rural Madison has accordingly suspended its online petition drive and public meeting, which had been scheduled for September 10th. We will keep you apprised of any further developments.
Thank you for your support!
Spectra Energy of Houston has announced plans for a 36″ transmission pipeline, pushing up to 1.1 Bcf/d of fracked gas under high-pressure through the Virginia Piedmont, impacting Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison, Orange and Albemarle counties on its 427-mile route from the Marcellus Shale gas fields in West Virginia to a Duke Energy facility in North Carolina.
The issues are numerous and complex. Rural Madison respectfully encourages citizens (whether you are in favor of the pipeline or not) to call upon the Board of Supervisors to convene a public hearing with Spectra BEFORE the FERC application is filed.
In the meantime, be wary of any attempt to use the threat of eminent domain as a negotiating tool.
Here are just a few of the many concerns that we’re hearing:
On Monday, July 7, 2014, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors voted to oppose the alignment of Spectra Energy’s proposed 36″ high-pressure, fracked gas transmission pipeline in their jurisdiction.
Spectra Energy of Houston has announced plans for a $4 billion 36″ high-pressure fracked gas transmission pipeline through the Virginia Piedmont, impacting Fauquier, Rappahannock, Madison , Culpeper and Orange counties on its run from West Virginia to North Carolina.
Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 6-8pm
Germana Community College (104A Daniel Technology Center)
18121 Technology Drive, Culpeper, VA 22701
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Recent pipeline accidents
Spectra Energy of Houston has announced plans for a 36″ high-pressure fracked gas (up to 1.1 Bcf/d) transmission pipeline through the Virginia Piedmont, impacting Fauquier, Rappahannock, Madison, Culpeper and Orange counties on its run from West Virginia to North Carolina. Just one of the many concerns is that methane traps 86 times as much heat as CO2 (carbon dioxide) over a 20-year period.
Gas line projects are tricky, because there is a huge amount of natural gas being produced in Marcellus Shale areas and a high demand to gain access to that gas. Regulators are looking very favorably on any project that will enhance our access to that “cheap natural gas”.
We believe developers and regulators need to approach projects in a way that does not unduly harm the environment or sacrifice safety for rapid construction. Once a pipeline is built, it is there for many years into the future and expansion projects often follow. Our experience in the past has also taught us that when an infrastructure project is proposed, it is rarely the only thing under consideration — there are often associated structures (like pumping stations), alternative routes, the potential for co-located facilities like transmission lines, telecom facilities, etc, and other factors that need to be considered as well.
If you live along the route, or know somebody who does, we suggest that landowners get all the facts about the need and route of this pipeline before agreeing to allow any new right-of-way to cross their property. Gas pipeline rights-of-way are complicated legal documents, and very often give the gas company rights to place more than just underground pipelines on your land. Talking to a qualified attorney about your rights is an important step before making any major decisions about your property.
SAVE THE DATE
July 8, 2014 6-8pm
Spectra Gas Pipeline Proposal Community Meeting in Culpeper