The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would be a 600-mile long natural gas pipeline that meanders from West Virginia, through Virginia and into North Carolina. The 42-inch wide pipeline was proposed by a partnership among Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and Southern Gas Co. on September 2, 2014. The proposed route has not yet been approved. Currently, both supporters and opponents are waiting on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to release its final environmental impact statement in June.
This website explores the social, environmental and economic impacts the project will have on rural Appalachian Virginia. Walk the pipeline with us below.

Rural Virginia's fight against Dominion and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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Map of the Pipeline as of January 17, 2017



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Lindsay Castleberry

Lindsay studied business journalism at Washington and Lee University. After graduation, she's heading to New York to begin working in strategic communication.

Abby Thornton

Abby majored in journalism and politics at W&L. She is moving to New York after graduation to pursue a career in communications.


Peter Rathmell

Peter was a journalism major and math minor at W&L. An avid sports fan and hiker, he will be attending the Tulane University School of Law in the fall.


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