Gas pipeline public meeting

An anti-pipeline protest in Washington in March of this year. No, Obama can't stop the proposed natural gas pipeline running through Floyd County but the people might. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
An anti-pipeline protest in Washington in March of this year. No, Obama can’t stop the proposed natural gas pipeline running through Floyd County but the people might.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Good turnout at a public meeting on the latest proposed pipeline project to traverse through Floyd Country Thursday night.

The project is already generating a lot of discussion — most of it negative — in the county.  The proposed pipeline would carry natural gas from West Virginia to a distribution center in Chatham in Pittsylvania County and would pass through Giles, Pulaski, Montgomery, Floyd and Franklin counties to get there.

Some Floyd County residents have been contacted and asked for permission to survey their land.  Most have said “no.”  Will the gas company try for imminent domain to force use of right of way?  That’s possible.

Those attending learned about the dangers of gas transmission.

Get out the flak jackets.  The battle has begun.

One Response to Gas pipeline public meeting

  1. Doug, there was a good turn out for this meeting. A lot of information and ideas were talked about. Hope the group can stay united and move forward.