Want to know what construction of a 42-inch natural gas pipeline will bring to Floyd County? Just take a look above.
Yep, that’s the swath of destruction that such a pipeline would bring to the landscape, view shed and scenery of the county.
Not to mention the danger to the county’s already-fragile water supply and the dangers from gas line explosions, leaks and chemical toxicity.
What will Floyd County get in return?
Not a damn thing. The gas goes in a transmission line from an already-dangerous fracking operation in West Virginia to a distribution center in Chatham. It does not bring any natural gas to the area, does not provide any tangible economic benefits, does not create jobs — those working on the project come from companies located out of the county and Virginia.
It does provide massive profits to two energy companies — EQT and NextEra — but leaves Floyd County with massive destruction from construction, lowered property values and ruin.
This is exploitation of the highest order.