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Nearly 300 Attend Public Hearing on Pipeline Plan

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PEARISBURG, Va. (AP) - Nearly 300 people attended the Giles County Board of Supervisors' public hearing on a proposed natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia.

Executives of the two companies pushing the 300-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline fielded questions Thursday night about the proposed route and the project's environmental impact. They also were targeted by critics, including one person who shouted, "How do you sleep at night?"

The pipeline is a joint venture of EQT Corp. and NextEra Energy. It would run from Wetzel County, West Virginia, to another pipeline in Pittsylvania County, and would deliver natural gas to Virginia from the Marcellus and Utica shale deposits. The proposed route includes about 19 miles in Giles County, where it would cross the Appalachian Trail.

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