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FERC begins study on pipelines impact on Virginia

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ROANOKE (WSLS) - The federal energy regulatory commission begins a study of the environmental impact of dominion's plan for a natural gas pipeline through central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.

The commission is asking for input from people living along the proposed pipeline path from West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina.

According to the commission , construction would disturb nearly 13-thousand acres of land.

Two public hearings will be held to collect comments on the environmental impact.

The first is Wednesday March 18th at 7 p.m., at Nelson County Middle School.

The second meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 19th at 7 p.m. at Stuarts Draft High School.