(RICHMOND)—Today the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board postponed a decision on the permit for the Buckingham natural gas compressor station linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, in order to take in additional public comment. Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration Lisa Feldt issued the following statement.
"We are encouraged that the Board is accepting additional public comment before making a final decision.
"This is an environmental justice issue. There's no reason why such a large and dangerous facility must be built in Union Hill with homes just yards away from the site.
"The compressor station would also add new pollution to the Chesapeake Bay by pumping massive amounts of nitrogen oxide into the air, which eventually winds up in waterways.
"We will continue our work on all fronts to oppose environmental damage from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline."