Pipeline’s effect on Floyd County

What a 42-inch natural gas pipeline would mean to Floyd County
What a 42-inch natural gas pipeline would mean to Floyd County

Want to know what construction of a 42-inch natural gas pipeline will bring to Floyd County?  Just take a look above.

Yep, that’s the swath of destruction that such a pipeline would bring to the landscape, view shed and scenery of the county.

Not to mention the danger to the county’s already-fragile water supply and the dangers from gas line explosions, leaks and chemical toxicity.

What will Floyd County get in return?

Not a damn thing.  The gas goes in a transmission line from an already-dangerous fracking operation in West Virginia to a distribution center in Chatham.  It does not bring any natural gas to the area, does not provide any tangible economic benefits, does not create jobs — those working on the project come from companies located out of the county and Virginia.

It does provide massive profits to two energy companies — EQT and NextEra — but leaves Floyd County with massive destruction from construction, lowered property values and ruin.

This is exploitation of the highest order.

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