Comment Period Extended for VIRGINIA NATURAL GAS “Header Improvement Project”

by Duane Nichols on May 25, 2020

More aptly named an environmental injustice project

Comment Period Extended for Header Improvement Project

Virtual Comment Writing Party

Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) Header Improvement Project

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has extended the comment period for the proposed Header Improvement Project (HIP), a proposal by Virginia Natural Gas for a pipeline expansion to serve a new power plant in Charles City, VA. The SCC held a May 12 webcasts hearing and has indicated an additional hearing will be scheduled, but no date has been set. More than 700 comments on the proposal have been filed so far with the SCC.

A virtual comment-writing party, organized by organizations opposing the HIP, will be held on Thursday, May 28 from 6 – 7 pm.

For more information and to participate, click here:


The Header Injustice Project: Virginia’s Latest Fracked Gas Threat

From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) calls it their “Header Improvement Project” — a horribly misleading misnomer. CCAN calls it the “Header Injustice Project,” and it’s the next big pipeline fight in Virginia. The proposal is for three new gas pipelines, totaling 24 miles, and three new or expanded gas compressor stations from Northern Virginia, through the middle of the state, and to the shore in Hampton Roads.

VNG wants this network of fracked gas infrastructure to be up & running by the end of 2022. CCAN and other members of the Stop the Abuse of Virginian Energy (SAVE) Coalition are fighting at each deadline to stop VNG from poisoning Virginians. Read on to learn how the Header Injustice Project would harm the health of your community and how you can stop it with us.

The project consists of:

Charles City County is on the James River a few miles southeast of Richmond

§ Transco Interconnect Pipeline: 6.2 miles of steel pipeline connecting VNG’s existing Quantico pipeline with the Transco pipeline, cutting through Fauquier and Prince William counties (all pipelines will be 30 inches in diameter)

§ Quantico Parallel Pipeline: 3.3 miles of pipeline running parallel to VNG’s existing Quantico pipeline in Fauquier County

§ Mechanicsville Parallel Pipeline: 14.6 miles of pipeline running parallel to VNG’s existing Lateral Pipeline in Hanover, New Kent, and Charles City counties

§ Transco Interconnect Compressor Station: new compressor station in Prince William County

§ Ladysmith Compressor Station Expansion: expanding the footprint of the existing Ladysmith Compressor Station in Caroline County

§ Gidley Compressor Station: new compressor station in the existing Gidley Gate Metering/Regulation Station in the City of Chesapeake

For more information, please read this CCAN Update.

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Duane Nichols May 25, 2020 at 7:16 am

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The VA State Corporation Commission (SCC) once again has extended the comment period for Virginia Natural Gas’ (VNG) Header Improvement Project (HIP).

Join the SAVE (Stop the Abuse of Virginian Energy) Coalition for a virtual comment writing party at 6 PM on Thursday, May 28!

We’ll go over talking points, walk through the submission process and using the SCC website, do a recap of comments submitted to the docket so far and have time for folks to write comments with support during the event.

RSVP to the comment party by filling out the “Attend This Event” form, and a link for joining will be emailed directly to you closer to the time of the event.

Can you join in? Click below for details and to RSVP:


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