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    Does anyone know how many pipelines and/or power lines ALREADY cross the AT?

    It's got to be > 200.
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    Interstate highways and other highways.
    The Interstate Highway along the north end of GSMNP is not nice. Yet it exists.
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    Was the casino ever built near the AT in NY? That road crossing is hazardous. Forget the road, a two lane divided by a forested median???

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    Curious why the pipeline cannot be routed along an existing easement for state or federal highways. That would seem the easiest if not best solution for all parties to accept.

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    I dare not say what Iím thinking.
    Seems like the obvious choice is natural gas versus coal.
    A new pipeline crosses a road about a mile from the house. You canít tell that a pipeline is there. If anything, the pipeline right of way is a natural fire break through a very dense forest.
    Feed the plants. Burn natural gas.
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    So many already cross I don't see the big deal here. Plus the trail already goes directly through towns, crosses many, many pipelines, power lines (sometimes providing a nice view), road walking (think crossing the Hudson in NY), directly through a zoo, etc... Stupid to fight something that's going to happen (and already has multiple times) anyway.
    - Trail name: Thumper

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    Is this the one? My quick google only turned up this ó but it may be a different project.

    https://appalachiantrail.org/home/co...alley-pipeline

    As with most things, details matter. Good to know organizations like the ATC are paying attention to them when I am not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickb View Post
    Is this the one? My quick google only turned up this — but it may be a different project.

    https://appalachiantrail.org/home/co...alley-pipeline

    As with most things, details matter. Good to know organizations like the ATC are paying attention to them when I am not.
    This appears to be a different project (I wasn’t aware of it either) This one is run by Doninion and Duke energy, while Mountain Valley was run by EQM, Nextera, ET, AL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCloud View Post
    Does anyone know how many pipelines and/or power lines ALREADY cross the AT?

    It's got to be > 200.
    The ATC and most environmental groups understand and accepts that infrastructure projects will cross the trail. They always seek to work with the development companies to provide advice on how the project can be developed in a way that minimizes impact on the trail and environment. The only project I know of in recent years that the ATC specifically opposed what the Mountain Valley pipeline project and that opposition came essentially camw about when it became clear that the developers didn’t give a crap about local conservation or environmental concerns.
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    IIRC the objection was the US forest service not doing its job in reviewing the pipeline and just allowing it.

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