March 18, 2016

Atlantic Coast Pipeline gets support

Two recent Daily Press articles caught my eye.

The first one focused on 33 local lawmakers supporting a NEW pipeline, Dominion's 70-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline that would bring more natural gas to our area. They insist it is crucial to economic development.

The second one was more ominous. It seems that during the last two decades, more than 2000 accidents have occurred on gas transmission lines across the U.S., resulting in 46 deaths, 181 injuries and $1.8 billion in damages.

Decide for yourself if these two articles are saying the same thing. Perhaps our Tidewater lawmakers are thinking about the new jobs that will open up AFTER the pipeline is built, the ones for inspectors to oversee any accidents?