Floyd County Chapter of the Blue Ridge Coalition

P O Box 286 - Floyd, VA - 24091

Scenic view of the 760 KV Powerline running thru Floyd County
This could happen here!

Help Oppose the Greenbrier Project
in Floyd County

Please feel free to e-mail us at
greenbrier@floydart.com
or phone [540] 745-2350, 745-6868 or 763-2307.

No Pipeline
ISSUES LINKS MEETING MINUTES MAP SAMPLE LETTERS LOCAL CONTACTS STATE CONTACTS NATIONAL CONTACTS

On June 11th at 7pm, a general meeting was held to discuss strategies for stopping the gas pipeline. We were planning to use the creamery building at the Jacksonville Center, but too many people showed up and we had to move outside.

Kirby Harris, on the Floyd Board of Supervisors, told us he would make a motion to the Board to draft a resolution against the pipeline. This motion passed, 3 to 1, at the board meeting on June 12th.

We have established committees to apportion the work ahead, and are reaching out to other counties along the proposed pipeline route, to develop a united front of resistance. In Virginia these include Giles, Bland, Montgomery, Pulaski, Floyd, Patrick and Henry.

An organizational meeting for Blue Ridge Coalition Floyd Chapter committees was held at Blue Mountain School on Monday, June 18, Monday at 7 pm. A comprehensive plan of action is being developed. If you are interested in contributing your time to outreach, communication, legal/political liason, or fundraising, please contact the appropriate party via e-mail in the local contacts section below.

On Monday, July 16, a meeting was held in the FCHS Auditorium at 7 PM. The general public was invited to attend to hear what the Floyd Chapter of the BRC has found out so far to develop strategies to stop this pipeline from going through Floyd County.


ISSUES Return to Top

Safety

Out of Sight, Out of MInd: What Every Local Government Should Know About Pipeline Safety by James M. Pates (City Attorney, Fredricksburg VA)

The Floyd Chapter's Report on The Dangers of Gas Pipelines

More Dangers of Pipelines

Messages from people fighting pipelines in other regions.

Pipeline accident statistics

Real examples of pipeline accidents

http://www.environmentaldefense.org/pubs/NewsReleases/1999/Feb/a_pipeline.html

    Why pipelines are unsafe: The pipeline safety law does not make companies liable for releases, so releases are going up, while releases from tanker and barge transport are decreasing as a result of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990's liability provisions.

http://www.ntsb.gov/publictn/P_Acc.htm

    Accident report listings (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to access individual files)


LINKS Return to Top

http://www.tonto.eia.doe.gov/FTPROOT/service/oiaf0102.pdf

    Voluminous 49 page report, "U S Natural Gas Market Trends and Prospects for the Future", by the U S Energy Information Agency (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to access)
www.ferc.gov
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. They publish a booklet for landowners which is available on the web.
    Be sure to visit their document on How to Intervene in Commission Proceedings.
http://www.dom.com/operations/gas-transmission/greenbrier/
    Location for the gas company info on this pipeline.
www.ingaa.org
    Location of the Interstate Natural Gas Association, an industry group.

Some good sites on regulatory agencies

To exchange links with us, paste this text into your website:

<A HREF="http://www.floydart.com/brc/"> <IMG SRC = "http://www.floydart.com/brc/greenbriarbanner.gif" ALT= "STOP the Greenbriar Project"></A>

and e-mail us your link text.


MEETING MINUTES Return to Top

September 4, 2001
September 17, 2001


Map of proposed pipeline thru Floyd County
MAP Return to Top

This is a map of the route of the proposed pipeline through Floyd County. Click on any of the numbered sections to see an enlarged representation of the property boundaries through which it travels.

Questions may be directed toward the Map Committee


LOCAL CONTACTS Return to Top

Blue Ridge Coalition / Floyd Chapter E-mails

Coordinator

Public Relations

Treasurer

Landowner Relations

SiteSmith

Environmental Impact

Regional Communications

Legal

Floyd County Board of Supervisors

Please support your County Supervisors to help Floyd County stand together in opposition to the Greenbrier Pipeline Project
David Ingram, Chairman
4933 Floyd Hwy North
Copper Hill, VA 24079
[540] 651-6615
John F. Gerald
994 Sutphin Rd NW
Willis, VA 24380
[540] 789-4421
Kerry Whitlock
508 Whitlock Rd SE
Floyd, VA 24091
[540] 745-3098 (sole dissenting vote)
Diane Belcher
248 Thistle Hill Rd SW
Willis, VA 24380
[540] 789-4130
P. Kirby Harris
681 Long Level Rd SW
Floyd, VA 24091
[540] 745-4820


STATE CONTACTS Return to Top

Government Representatives

Mail addresses of state government representatives
Governor Jim Gilmore
State Capitol
Richmond, VA 23219
Senator Virgil H. Goode, Jr.
General Assembly Building
Room 320, Box 396
Richmond, VA 23219
Delegate Allen Dudley
Virginia House of Delegates
Richmond, VA 23219

The following are current contenders for governor in Virginia.

Mark Warner - 1321 Leslie Ave. - Alexandria, VA 22301 - campaign@markwarner.org - Business phone 703-518-6120 - (MRW Enterprises)

Mark Earley - 1111 N. Thompson Suite 201 - Richmond, VA 23230 - 804-440-2001 - email ~ Mark@MarkEarley.com

Pipeline Representatives

Information agencies under contract to Dominion Transmission. Call if you need information about the pipeline.
Pipeline Route topo maps:
Tina Edwards, Document Supervisor
1997 S Main St #604
Blacksburg VA 24060
888 882-5055
Right of Way Issues:
R.C. McCullough or Russell W. Johnson
1997 S Main St #604
Blacksburg VA 24060
888 882-5055


NATIONAL CONTACTS Return to Top

Here is the address of the person at the FERC that we will eventually need to send protests, etc to. Since there is no application in process, this person cannot do anything for us yet.

David P. Boergers, Secretary

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    888 First St., N.E.
    Washington, DC 20426
Senator George Allen - Russell Senate Office Bldg, Room 204 - Washington DC 20510, 202-224-4024

Senator John W. Warner, Jr. - 225 Russell Senate Office Building - Washington DC 20510, 202-224-2023
email ~
senator@warner.senate.gov

Congressman Frederick C. "Rick" Boucher

    Washington office: 2187 Rayburn House Office Building - Washington DC 20515, 202-225-3861
    email ~ ninthnet@mail.house.gov
    District Office: 112 N Washington Avenue - Pulaski, VA 24301, 540-628-1145 Becky Coleman

Our events can be found on the Floyd Event Calendar
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