The misrepresentation of staff qualifications and protocols, the lack of quality assurance, and the avoidance of Forest Service oversight, caste further doubt on all of Dominion’s “privileged” or withheld environmental studies, surveys, and plans. Dominion spokesmen claim there was no misrepresentation related to the soil surveys it hastily conducted for the proposed ACP route through the the Monongahela and George Washington National Forests in West Virginia and Virginia. Documentation provided by the Forest Service indicates otherwise.
Documentation Provided by the Forest Service to Reject Results of Soil Surveys Conducted To Date: Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project (FERC Docket No. CP15-554; 11/5/15)
Forest Service Accuses Atlantic Coast Pipeline of Misrepresentation in Soil Surveys: Richmond Times Dispatch, 11/6/15
Forest Service Concerned Over Pipeline Soil Surveys: Staunton News Leader, 11/6/15
Opinion/Editorial: Surveys for Pipeline Are Crucial Step: Charlottesville Daily Progress, 11/9/15
The following statement was released by Wild Virginia: 11/6/15