Alternate routes proposed for Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Va.

Dominion ResourcesRICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Dominion Resources has identified four potential alternate routes in Virginia for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Dominion Resources spokesman Jim Norvelle tells media outlets that one alternate route would cross about 10 fewer bodies of water in Augusta and Nelson counties than the current proposed route. Another alternate would avoid areas in Nelson County hit hard by Hurricane Camille in 1969. A third alternate east of Lovingston in Nelson County would avoid the Norwood-Wingina Historic District. Another alternate would connect the southern route across the Blue Ridge to either the current proposed route or the proposed alternate east of Lovingston. The 550-mile natural gas pipeline would run through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Norville says Dominion hasn’t decided which route will be submitted to federal regulators for approval.

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