Patrick

Patrick

While I am too old to feel fear and anxiety about such destructive mischief,  I am frustrated by such a shortsighted policy in our nation,  and I vote on that basis,  in favor of renewable energy systems,  that don't pollute.

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Peter & Rockfish Valley Foundation

Peter & Rockfish Valley Foundation

Jill & Richard

Jill & Richard

Over the last 10 years, on our 130 acres we have built four homes. We have laid down our roots. Together with us, our two sisters and my parents have settled in and have been raising our collective 7 children here all together. It is our dream come true. On Sunday's we gather for family dinners. During the school year the kids do homework together, swim at my sisters pool together in the summer and sled down our hills together in the winter. After 10 years we have settled into a wonderful rhythm of life. Since the pipeline route was announced, it has taken a toll on our emotions. The threat of Dominion taking away the very dreams we have worked so hard to create without us having a choice is not only unconstitutional but criminal. We will not give up this fight. Our kids deserve to know that they can dream and dream big and that no one can take those dreams away.

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Corey

Corey

Our local government is in the fight to protect us, but the state offers no sanctions, no oversight, no reasonable planning and no consideration for the communities affected.  Unbelievable they can so cavalierly ruin the Beauty of Virginia this way.  They will not get my vote again and I'll be working for candidates with enough interest in the welfare of all the people and this land, to deserve a seat in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Basic Necessities

Basic Necessities

Let’s face the facts, the pipeline is not about giving jobs to locals or about independent energy; it’s about filling the pockets of Dominion CEOs. Otherwise said, it’s about greed. It is far from safe, as Dominion claims. The potential hazards are many, from contaminating ground water to drastically altering the ecosystem. And that doesn’t even begin to consider the aesthetic hazards. We need legislators in office who will act in the long-term interest of their constituents, legislators who are not afraid to speak up to big energy, and do the right thing. Plato wrote of “philosopher kings”, those wise and just rulers who would always do the right thing. The right thing here seems obvious. If we lose the environment, we lose everything. But current businesses and politicians are too blinded by short-term greed, to see, or admit, that. To our legislators I say: Please consider what your constituents are saying. Once a pipeline is in, it is too late. Do the right thing now, and live with integrity the rest of your life.

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Jeannie & Michael

Jeannie & Michael

We must learn to use the land wisely for it is beginning to affect our very survival. There are so many better altervatives.  We all must remember that this land truely belongs to our childrens childrens children and we have a responsibility to use it wisely.  

We must do all we can to see that this proposed pipeline does not ever happen.

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Angel

Angel

This world must raise their level of intelligence to understand that PEOPLE MATTER. We have served this nation’s people, since the 1800’s.  We have served in the wars.  And, now we are being targeted, again, without compensation.  It must stop!  ACP/DOM/Others have the resources to take this pipeline another way, spend the billions to do it and have their profits elsewhere.  We have no place else to go; but surely they can go elsewhere.

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Lilia & Will

Lilia & Will

What would you like to ultimately be decided about the pipeline & how will the final decision affect your voting decisions, locally & otherwise?  Our short term hope is that the ACP will be sent along a colocation route along existing easements that Dominion already owns, thus disturbing few people and less of the National Park area.  Dominion will claim it is not feasible, only that it will require approval from Congress, and so they lie about the maps to the National Park System to bypass laws passed 40 years ago meant to protect this area from this very event.  Our long term hope is that at some point the country will look forward more than an election cycle and develop a long term plan for energy.  This plan would include saving some our gas reserves for future generations rather than selling it all off to India and Asian markets.  You can check out Dominions annual report to see how proud they are of their exporting of natural gas.  I have my doubts about this energy policy ever getting implemented.  For all the talk of hope and change, the current administration is doing its utmost to make Cheney look like the Lorax.  In our own state, the gas companies have gotten favors from both parties, and it would appear that the rural counties have little value to those in Richmond or Washington other than a place to exploit.

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Heidi & Randy

Heidi & Randy

Put your pipeline somewhere else Dominion. If you must build it, move it into existing utility rights of way as much as possible and then determine the course of the rest of it by paying what the market will bear and negotiating with landowners who are willing to allow you to run through their property. You don’t get to frack using Eminent Domain so why should you be allowed to claim its necessity for transporting your high profit fracking gas?

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David

David

Lyna & Danny

Lyna & Danny

I have seen enough residential and commercial growth, but all will be affected & none of which can compare to the physical/financial scare that could be left by the pipeline. We count on our customers being able to easily drive up for even the smallest item. But for two years or more, we may be looking at daily traffic jams unlike anything we have seen before! Too many unknown factors exist. My worst fear is that people will in a sense be robbed of their land and dreams, but continue to pay taxes on land that is being used by a corporation to turn a large profit. It does not seem fair.

If you have the landowner’s permission and you pay the taxes for their property and compensate them to their satisfaction, then they can put the pipeline in, Otherwise it is plain thievery. There is no justification for eminent domain here!

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Dima and Ben

Dima and Ben

I want the pipeline to not be approved or moved to existing rights of ways, to areas that have already been compromised in the past and not take new National forest and state park land, or to go through private properties.  I would be very opposed and vote against any politician, on local, state or federal level, if they support this project to go through our lands knowing that is all for export and with minimum benefit to us, the US citizens. Any politician that puts Dominion's profits before its constituent’s interests will be on my black list.

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Janet and Doug

Janet and Doug

If the unnecessary huge pipeline were to come through Nelson County as proposed, ALL impacts on us, our neighbors and our Nelson County part of this earth would be negative.  We've heard that an elected state official referred to Nelson County residents as selfish.  Well, we are NOT selfish.  We love our land and water and want it to be untainted by Dominion and the ACP -- entities who truly are the selfish ones.  Dominion is acting not as a public utility but as a corporation looking to maximize profits for its stockholders.  Nelson County's resistance to the ACP is part of a much larger rebellion against the unsustainable reliance on fossil fuels in a world threatened by catastrophic climate change.  The world has arrived at an important turning point, and the time is wrong for a big fossil fuel project but is right for a concerted push for clean energy.

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Laurie & Randy

Laurie & Randy

The destruction of this life and world are beyond words. There are significant environmental, economic and cultural features that this pipeline will destroy. The less visible damage is to the peace and groundedness we who live here experience every time we walk out our front doors. Before life was safe, nature-centered, at much in accordance with the land and its history as we could make it. The pipeline could destroy all of that; scarring the land, impacting the wildlife and changing the spirit of this beautiful county. There is not enough money in the world to repair a spirit that has been broken. However, we doubt that ACP has a soul, a spirit, and so we are afraid. We fear for ourselves and equally fear for all our neighbors in Nelson for we are all bonded in our love of place and this place is under threat of destruction.

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Sandi & Dick

Sandi & Dick

In any case, we will not roll over.  We will not agree to this brutal assault on our personal property rights and our peaceful enjoyment of our homestead.  I was raised to believe that you can't win by surrendering your lunch to the schoolyard bully, and we will not. However, the Marine Corps did not prepare me to know how to fight this huge multinational petroleum firm and our own government that supports it.  I am embarrassed, and humbled, to realize that I may not be able to prevent this rape of our land and our freedoms.  But I have to try.

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Ken

Ken

Patricia & Rich

Patricia & Rich

We fear for the safety of this pipeline if it is built.  The size of the pipe alone is of concern, but as a rural area the construction class regulations allow for manual shut off valves.  In the 26 miles of pipeline thru Nelson’s mountains and fields, Dominion plans on constructing 2 valves with locations to be determined.   In the case of a leak or explosion, residents are to call a 1-800 number to report and someone from Dominion will come out to manually shut off the valves.    In the interim, our Volunteer Fire Departments would be responsible for controlling any explosion and resulting forest fires.   Enough to keep anyone awake at night…….

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Nancy & David

Nancy & David

We retired to a small, very peaceful community – Fortune’s Point – and we never thought for a second that Dominion would consider destroying our community by putting a huge, high pressure natural gas pipeline across almost all the properties.  But after months of reinforcing that message with Dominion, it is clear – they don’t care.  Worst of all, they will run roughshod over hundreds of good, decent people owners in Nelson County and elsewhere just to make a few more dollars.  You can call it corporate greed or any number of other things.  But at bottom, it’s simple.  They just don’t care. We would like to see the pipeline placed on a colocation route, such as where some huge electric transmission lines have already scarred the land. And it definitely will affect our voting decisions. As lifelong Democrats, we always thought the Democrats were the good guys who protected the common people from overreaching corporations. We still hope that’s true. But we’re not so sure.

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Wayne

Wayne

I was born here & the pipeline will cause a major fencing inconvenience while it’s under construction, will destroy the beauty of my home and will decrease my property values thereafter.   I will legally defend my right to prevent access to my property!

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