Dominion and Duke Energy are building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on the backs of customers. Customers don’t need this natural gas – but building pipelines is guaranteed money for these companies – so they build them anyway. Tom Hadwin, a former utility executive at Consumers Energy in Michigan and New York State Electric and Gas, explains the way Dominion and Duke Energy have manufactured a false need for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline by over-estimating future demand.
Dominion and Duke Energy will use eminent domain to take private property from landowners along the 600-mile route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. In a new video from the Southern Environmental Law Center we hear the comments of C’ta DeLaurier, one of the people in the path of the pipeline. “This is just a land grab for a privately owned utility,” says DeLaurier. As the video reminds us, “Dominion and Duke Energy shareholders are guaranteed a 14% rate of return on their investment in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline from the federal government. This amount of guaranteed money isn’t available anywhere – not even on Wall Street.”
Walking the Line: Into the Heart of Virginia begins Saturday, June 17, 2017, and runs through Sunday, July 2.
It’s a walk of resistance and CELEBRATION along the proposed path of a fracked-gas pipeline (ACP). See for yourself what is on the line…the forest habitats, mountains, farms and homes that are in danger of irreversible destruction.
The walk starts on Saturday June 17, 2017, in Highland & Bath Counties with a Kick Off Rally at Noon at a historic family property on Sam Snead Highway in Bath (https://goo.gl/maps/JBeyY8Y2TMy), that is ‘On The Line.’
The walk will continue, following as closely as possible the proposed ACP path for 150 miles, through Bath, Augusta and Nelson Counties, into the heart of Virginia, Buckingham County – the site of the proposed toxin-emitting compressor station.
Join Walking the Line for a day, a weekend, or the whole two week adventure! Food is provided for a suggested $10 p/d donation (they need to know in advance), and their support truck will get you back to your vehicle at the end of the day, or following your days with the walk.
Sow ‘Em on the Mountain. Create your own verse of Sow ‘Em On The Mountain and let us know you plan to come and sing it with us at the Celebration Concert when we film the second version of this song video. message us on facebook! You gonna reap just what you sow….
Follow water long enough, and Your water becomes Ours. At several points along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Route, creeks and streams, including the headwaters of the Shenandoah and James River, will be irreversibly altered. At one point, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposes going under the James River. The question of how to respond to the pipe exploding, when it does, is one of many questions Dominion is not able to answer. To learn more about the effect of the proposed pipeline on our local water sources, explore the beautiful film, made last year ‘Troubled Waters: Voices from Bath.’ Or to begin, visit the 15 minute Vimeo version here: https://vimeo.com/191207599.
Walk with Me. An invitation to join Walking the Line: Into the Heart of Virginia for an hour, a day, or the entire two weeks. From a conversation with key organizers.
Why this fight? A conversation with some, not remotely all, of the organizations and volunteers working to stop the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley fracked-gas pipelines. With Nancy Sorrells of Augusta County Alliance, Kirk Bowers of the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Lee White of Walking the Line and Cville Rising, Joyce Burton of Friends of Nelson, Joseph Jeeva Abate of Yogaville Environmental Solutions – YES and Malik Olson of Walking the Line and Cville Rising.
The Good News: or it’s a shame it takes an enemy. With Kirk Bowers of Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Randy Whiting and Joyce Burton of Friends of Nelson, Peter Anderson of Appalachian Voices, Nancy Sorrells of Augusta County Alliance, Joseph Jeeva Abate of Yogaville Environmental Solutions – YES and Lee White of Walking the Line and Cville Rising.
Thou Shalt Have no Dominion Here. Focuses on the Buckingham Compressor Station as a stark example of environmental racism and injustice. With Pastor Paul Wilson of the Union Hill and Union Grove Baptist Churches, cultural anthropologist Lakshmi Fjord, PhD, from Friends of Buckingham and Joseph Jeeva Abate from YES (Yogaville Environmental Solutions).