Nelson County, Virginia
Senator Creigh Deeds says he has a problem with a 2004 law passed in Virginia that allows gas companies to go onto private property and survey without permission. In Nelson County a large number of property owners are refusing to let Dominion survey. Anchor / Reporter Rachel Ryan of our media partner over at CBS-19 talked with Senator Deeds about his thoughts on the current law and his proposed changes. Click above to view her story.
In a related story, Federal Judge Michael Urbanski in Harrisonburg heard arguments from 5 Nelson property owners that have challenged Dominion’s right to survey property under the 2004 law. The judge heard from both sides and said he would write an opinion in the coming days. More here in this Nelson County Times story.