Spectra Suspends Pipeline Proposal

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.

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