The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) Board of Trustees voted February 9 to defer until a later date a decision on the request from Dominion Transmission, Inc. for permission to allow the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross 10 properties with conservation easements held by the VOF. A specific deferral date was not established in the action. The VOF’s seven-member Board meets three times a year, but a date for the next meeting has not been announced.
There was a large turnout at the meeting, with strong statements made from concerned landowners, easement holders and conservation groups from throughout the Commonwealth in opposition to the proposal. Dominion also made a presentation.
The VOF Trustees were to have taken the matter up last June, but consideration was deferred at Dominion’s request. For more, see the Recorder story on the next page.