Pipeline Submits Augusta County Route Change to FERC

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA (NEWSPLEX) -- The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has filed a change in its proposed path through Augusta County with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Last week, the ACP announced a route change to avoid the Lyndhurst Well, and the change was submitted to FERC Friday.

The new path is 1.3 miles shorter than the original route, which also reduces the crossings of karst areas, wetlands and roads.

It will also cut across less private land.

However, it will be crossing more forested land and more bodies of water.

On Sept. 18, the ACP formally filed an application to begin construction.

The proposed pipeline will stretch more than 500 miles from West Virginia to North Carolina.

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