Sharon Ponton 
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Re: “Most Targeted Business for Protesters

Thanks for this post. Dominion deserves these protests and then some. It is Virginia's largest polluter and it makes "strategic" contributions to not only our state and federal legislators, but community groups to buy their favor. They set up groups like, "Energy Sure" which is nothing but a front for their viewpoints and even solicit folks like Virginia's Secretary of Commerce to participate in their conference calls touting the benefits of the proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline! Talk about cozy relationships!!!

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Posted by Sharon Ponton on 05/25/2016 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Wild Virginia Group Turned Away

What better outdoor sport can there be than hiking and biking in the
Pristine mountains of Virginia. Dominion attempts to silence everyone who doesn't agree with its viewpoint.

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Posted by Sharon Ponton on 05/15/2015 at 3:37 PM

Re: “LETTER: Pipeline Will Provide Wise Alternative

I'll name a leaky pipeline in explosion of a Williams Transco line in Appomattox Virginia. From the outset Dominion threatened landowners with its power of eminent domain and has already sent letters threatening to sue landowners who refuse survey. Perhaps you and Dominion discount the possibility of the risks of flooding in Nelson County but the USGS, the Thomas Jefferson Soil Conservation District, and the dept of Emergency Management all have studies warning of pipeline infrastructure being built on our thin soils and steep slopes. Dominion is all about its bottom line and has chosen a poorly researched route!

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Posted by Sharon Ponton on 12/23/2014 at 11:54 PM

Re: “Lines Drawn

We're local grassroots folks in Nelson working against this pipeline. In 1969 one of the most devastating storms...the remnants of Hurricane Camille...ravaged this county. Look it up online there are many articles and photos of the devastation. The proposed path of the ACP cuts right through many of the areas where the worst devastation occurred. There are reports done by the USGS outlining major concerns for continued flooding because of the erosion caused in 1969. They warn against the continued degradation of those slopes by exactly this sort of project...where 125' swaths of forest on unstable soil will be clear cut, increasing the chances of mudslides in storms with much less rain than was experienced during Camille. Over 125 Nelsonians died that night in 1969. Many were never found...washed away in streams which became raging rivers or buried in feet of mud from the slides. We tried to talk to Dominion about this and specifically the Davis Creek area because 52 people were lost there, 20 of whom were never found. A Dominion representative merely replied, they had a procedure to follow should they find human remains.

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Posted by Sharon Ponton on 12/03/2014 at 11:30 AM

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