Buckingham Judge Dismisses BREDL Suit

On January 29, 2018, Buckingham Circuit Court Judge William Alexander dismissed the case dealing with a proposed compressor station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in a minority section of the county. Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League brought the case, appealing the Buckingham Board of Supervisor’s permitting of the ACP compressor station in Union Hill. The judge said the notice of appeal filed did not meet the requirements, and petition for appeal was filed past the 30-day window against actions from the county.

Pastor Paul Wilson, of Union Grove Baptist Church, said, “The decision, of course, did not go in our favor where we were asking for the county motion or ruling to be set aside in their activities for granting the conditional permit for the proposed compressor station,” and added that they plan to appeal the decision to dismiss the case. Judge Alexander said he was uncertain about parts of the case, since the plaintiff had good arguments, and he hopes the case will be reviewed by the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.