Pipe­line clears hur­dle

Rappahannock News - - FROM PAGE ONE -

The Vir­ginia Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Qual­ity (DEQ) has approved the Ero­sion and Sed­i­ment Con­trol, Stormwa­ter Man­age­ment, and Karst Pro­tec­tion plans for the con­tro­ver­sial At­lantic Coast Pipe­line (ACP).

The ACP project now has au­tho­riza­tion from the Com­mon­wealth of Vir­ginia to be­gin con­struc­tion on the pipe­line. Fi­nal ap­proval to be­gin con­struc­tion is sub­ject to ap­proval by the Fed­eral En­ergy Reg­u­la­tory Com­mis­sion, which reg­u­lates the in­ter­state trans­mis­sion of elec­tric­ity, nat­u­ral gas and oil.

The de­tailed pro­tec­tion plans spec­ify en­gi­neer­ing de­signs that would pro­tect wa­ter qual­ity dur­ing and af­ter pipe­line con­struc­tion along the 300-mile project that stretches from High­land County to Greensville County.

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