Forest Service Raises Concern About Pipeline Path

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says it is “highly concerned” about the potential impact a proposed natural gas pipeline could have on a wild brook trout stream in Bath County.

The Forest Service filed comments Thursday with regulators about the proposed path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

The service said it wants the pipeline builder to re-evaluate its proposed stream crossings and access roads in the George Washington National Forest.

Aaron Ruby, a spokesman for Dominion Resources, said the company will continue to work with the forest service to find an acceptable route. Dominion is one of the energy companies behind the proposed pipeline, which would stretch from West Virginia to North Carolina.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has the final say on interstate pipelines, is still reviewing the project.

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