Virginia Reliability Project

From the company that brought you the Keystone XL pipeline comes another dangerous, outdated pipeline: the Virginia Reliability Project. 

The Virginia Reliability Project (VRP), what we’re calling the Virginia Ripoff project, is TC Energy’s proposed plan to dig up 49 miles of a 12-inch diameter pipeline running from Hampton Roads to Central Virginia and replace it with a 24-inch pipeline twice as wide, doubling its capacity to channel dangerous, planet-warming methane gas through our communities. This is the equivalent of an additional 1,200,000 gallons of methane gas flowing through Virginia every day. 

You may remember TC Energy is the company responsible for pushing the Keystone XL pipeline, an environmental justice disaster that indigenous and frontline communities successfully fought off.


What is VRP?

A 49-mile pipeline expansion project between Central & South East VA from the SAME company who pushed the failed Keystone XL pipeline.

 

 

 

The Route:

Black and brown communities have long been the dumping ground for toxic, polluting fossil fuel infrastructure, and it’s far past time to change that dynamic. We cannot allow TC Energy to embed environmental racism into our energy future for the decades to come. That’s why we need you to help us say: NO VRP.

Health Impacts

Communities along the project route and near its compressor stations suffer from significantly higher rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, reports by adults of poor health, life expectancy, low birth weight, and exposure to PM2.5 pollution

Worse still, VRP will cause increased health risk to environmental justice communities already suffering from disproportionate health impacts. By TC Energy’s own calculations, the population along the project route and near compressor stations suffer from significantly higher health risk rates compared to the state and US averages, including in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, reports by adults of poor health, life expectancy, low birth weight, exposure to PM2.5 pollution. 

 

Black and brown communities have long been the dumping ground for toxic, polluting fossil fuel infrastructure, and it’s far past time to change that dynamic. We cannot allow TC Energy to embed environmental racism into our energy future for the decades to come. That’s why we need you to help us say: NO VRP.

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