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Compressor station threat ends

posted Nov 9, 2018, 9:49 AM by   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 9:49 AM ]
After a two-year battle, a large natural-gas compressor station proposed next to a national park near Bryans Road has been cancelled. This could be good news for the Mattawoman, because the compressor was claimed necessary for a huge power plant proposed in a valuable "Tier II" subwatershed.

Many groups opposed the compressor, but two organizations stand out in turning around Dominion Energy's behemoth intentions. AMP Creeks Council led the fight. And the Mt. Vernon Ladies Association persuasively resisted when it was realized that the compressor could mar the view from George Washington's mansion, and threatened the integrity of flammable Piscataway National Park which is designed specifically to protect the view.

The withdrawal of the proposal vindicates the Charles County Board of Appeals which earlier denied a special zoning exception for the compressor.