The U.S. Forest Service reported its concerns on Thursday about the potential negative impacts a proposed natural gas pipeline could have on a wild brook trout stream in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
The Forest Service filed its concerns with state regulators about the proposed construction path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline saying it wants the pipeline developers to reconsider its planned path for the line through the national forest.
A spokesperson for Dominion Resources, one of the companies behind the pipeline project, said the company will continue to work with the forest service to find the best route for the pipeline.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a joint venture between Dominion Resources, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, and AGL Resources. The purpose of the project is to provide natural gas to growing markets in Virginia North Carolina.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is still under review with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which has final say on interstate pipelines.