JACKSON’S MILL, W.Va. — Concerned residents and landowners convened at Jackson’s Mill Saturday to learn more about how four proposed interstate natural gas pipelines could impact their lives.
The informational meeting was organized by the Greenbrier River Watershed Association and included presentations from two expert speakers.
Joe Lovett, an attorney with the Appalachian Mountain Advocates, spoke about legal issues between landowners and pipeline companies. Dr. Pamela Dodds, a geologist, gave a presentation on the potential impacts of pipeline construction on ground and stream water.
Elise Keaton, outreach and education coordinator for the Greenbrier River Watershed Association, said it’s important for residents and affected landowners to have as much information as possible regarding the proposed pipe-line projects.
“We’re reaching out to landowners and residents along the proposed routes of the pipelines to make sure they have a full array of information, so they can make the most informed decisions as it pertains to their land and the pipelines,” Keaton said.
To open the meeting, Keaton gave an overview of the four proposed pipelines that would transport gas extracted from the Marcellus region — the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Rover Pipeline Project and the Appalachian Connector…