Statement on Gov. McAuliffe’s Comments about Atlantic Coast Pipeline Route

NELSON COUNTY – All Pain, No Gain today released the following statement on Governor Terry McAuliffe’s comments this morning that the route of Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) should protect the environment and property owners:

“Governor McAuliffe’s comments this morning make it clear that is he finally starting to listen to our concerns,” said Charlotte Rea, a retired United States Air Force colonel who owns property that lies on the original ACP route.  “Running the Atlantic Coast Pipeline through Augusta and Nelson Counties threatens our region’s economy, natural resources and beauty that our residents, visitors and small businesses rely on.  The only acceptable route is one that uses existing right of ways or natural gas infrastructure to the maximum extent possible.”

McAuliffe’s comments came this morning during his monthly “Ask the Governor” show on WRVA.  During the show he said, “It’s got to protect our environment…. Let's pick the best route that doesn't affect the homeowners. I want a route that doesn't affect our pristine environmental areas.”

All Pain, No Gain is an advocacy campaign dedicated to convincing Dominion to move the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline to an alternate, responsible route. The campaign is co-chaired by Nancy Sorrells, a former member of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors, and Charlotte Rea, a retired United States Air Force colonel who owns property that lies on the original route. The purpose of the campaign is to unite all Virginians to work together with state and federal officials to ensure that public interests are protected in Dominion’s plan for a natural gas pipeline in the Commonwealth. The campaign is calling on Dominion to move the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to a more responsible alternative location that maximizes the use of existing right of ways. For more information about the All Pain, No Gain Campaign please visit

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