A proposal for the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission to endorse the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was set aside for further consideration on Thursday, October 17. According to the meeting agenda, the proposal had been the result of a briefing received by officials of local communities in the Planning District from Dominion Energy regarding “the critical importance of this project to ensure that the Hampton Roads region has available natural gas to support economic growth.” At the beginning of the Thursday meeting, the Commission chair noted the large number of communications that had been received in opposition to the proposal. The Commission then agreed to defer action on the endorsement proposal and refer the matter to a committee for further consideration.
ABRA sent out an action alert on the proposal this past Monday, as did several other groups. Thanks to all who generated communications to the Planning District Commission.