Pipeline Files Suits In Cumberland And Prince Edward

Published 4:06 pm Friday, July 10, 2015

Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC (ACP) has filed two civil lawsuits against landowners in Cumberland and Prince Edward seeking to gain access to property to survey for a proposed 42-inch natural gas pipeline.

According to the Cumberland and Prince Edward circuit court clerk’s offices and the Virginia Courts Case Information System, the ACP has filed a civil suit against Christopher M. and Kathleen M. Register in Prince Edward Circuit Court and a separate suit against William Otto Carroll, Peggy Noel Bouchard and William Otto Carroll Revocable Trust in Cumberland Circuit Court.

The suits, which list the ACP as the plaintiffs, were filed earlier this month. The landowners are in the path of the current proposed route, said Dominion spokesman Jim Norvelle, who confirmed the suits in the two counties.

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“In Prince Edward and Cumberland we have filed lawsuits against only one landowner in each county,” Norvelle told The Herald.

Dominion, the lead partner of the proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline project, is seeking federal approval to construct a 42-inch pipe through Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward in addition to building a compressor station that would have over 40,000 horsepower in Buckingham, where there are currently seven active civil lawsuits initiated by the ACP.