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Virginia Rejects Gas Compressor Station, Citing Equity Concerns

Dec. 3, 2021, 9:59 PM

Virginia air pollution officials rejected a controversial natural gas compressor station Friday, citing concerns it would harm communities already bearing the brunt of pollution.

The Lambert Compressor Station was designed to support the MVP Southgate project, a natural gas pipeline and related construction spanning roughly 75 miles from southern Virginia into central North Carolina.

But the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board, in a 6-1 vote, rejected a motion to approve permitting for the industrial facility, slated for construction in southern Virginia.

Environmental groups had opposed the project, arguing it would emit more than 125,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions a ...

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