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Nelson Auditorium Packed Tuesday Night As Dominion Speaks At BOS Meeting About Pipeline

[ 0 ] August 12, 2014 |
©2014 Blue Ridge Life : Photos By Yvette Stafford :  Very few seats remained Tuesday evening - August 12, 2014 at the Nelson Middle School auditorium where Dominion spoke to the Board Of Supervisors and the public about a proposed pipeline that could cut across Nelson County and other adjoining counties nearby.

©2014 Blue Ridge Life : Photos By Yvette Stafford : Very few seats remained Tuesday evening – August 12, 2014 at the Nelson Middle School auditorium where Dominion spoke to the Board Of Supervisors and the public about a proposed pipeline that could cut across Nelson County and other adjoining counties nearby.

Lovingston
Nelson County, VA

A large crowd of people turned out Tuesday night for the first public presentation by executives from Dominion Transmission regarding a proposed natural gas pipeline through Nelson and adjoining counties.

Anne Buteau of Nelson County (R) waits on people getting a No Pipeline shirt this past  Tuesday night during a large meeting of Nelson residents, the BOS and executives from Dominion. August 12, 2014

Anne Buteau of Nelson County (R) waits on people getting a No Pipeline shirt this past Tuesday night during a large meeting of Nelson residents, the BOS and executives from Dominion. August 12, 2014

After some opening remarks by the BOS the meeting was turned over to Dominion. Several points were made by their representatives saying eminent domaine would be used only as a last resort and that surveying in Nelson would begin around the end of August.

-“Minimum distance requirement between home and pipeline is 25 feet” — answer from Dominion replying to question from west district supervisor Bruguiere.

-“Construction easement 125 feet, maintained easement shrinks to 75 feet” Dominion

-“Goal is to not be close to homes.” Dominion.

These were a few of the points highlighted by Dominion. Several grassroots anti pipeline organizations including Free Nelson were following play by play during the meeting. Click on their link in the paragraph to read those.

Friends of Nelson is also another group working closely in opposition to the pipeline.

Chet Wade, VP Corporate Communications at Dominion address the Nelson BOS Tuesday evening - August 12, 2014 during a packed house meeting held at Nelson Middle School in Lovingston.

Chet Wade, VP Corporate Communications at Dominion addresses the Nelson BOS Tuesday evening – August 12, 2014 during a packed house meeting held at Nelson Middle School in Lovingston.

CBS-19’s story above.

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