A very beautiful and sadly meaningful song about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline which Dominion Power and Duke Energy intends to build from West Virginia to North Carolina. This is a fracked gas pipeline that will run over 500 miles. It will be 42 inches in diameter and will cut through two national forests, across the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. And it will cleave Nelson County VA in two from top to bottom. Nelson runs from the eastern face of the Blue Ridge down to the James River. It is a beautiful rural county, and it is home for me.
Very recently, our Democratic governor has come out strongly in support of this project, much to our dismay. The project is in its very early public stages, still trying to gain permission from property owners to survey easements and rights of way. Once this project is approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, it will have the power of eminent domain and can go where it wants to go. Only 24.8 percent of the property owners in Nelson County have given their permission for surveys and the rest have said emphatically "No!" There is growing resistance to this project from WVa to NC. This song will help us in our fight.
Thank you, Carol, for this wonderful song.