The long-awaited vote by the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) on a proposal for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross ten conservation easements held by the VOF will take place next Thursday, February 9 in Henrico, VA. ABRA is in opposition to the proposal because it does not comply with the explicit requirements set forth in statute for exceptions to the easement requirements. All who are concerned about this unprecedented proposal are strongly urged to express their views by writing Bobbie Cabibbo of VOF at . For those who wish to attend the VOF Trustees meeting, it will be held at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, 7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400, Henrico, VA 23228. The meeting begins at 10 am. Public comments will be received beginning at 10:05 am; each speaker is limited to 2 minutes each. A 30-minute comment for “affected landowners” will begin at 11:05 am. A copy of the meeting agenda is here.
A comprehensive background piece on the conservation easement proposal and the reasons why it should be rejected is available here.