LISTEN: Dominion to Reconsider Facility Site Near Mount Vernon

Heather Curtis
WMAL.com

WASHINGTON (WMAL) – Mount Vernon’s push to stop Dominion Energy from building a natural gas compressor station across the Potomac from President George Washington’s home may have paid off.

“We are working with Mount Vernon to evaluate alternatives to our current plans for the Charles Compressor station and to resolve the matter amicably,” said Dominion spokesman Karl Neddenien Wednesday. He would not give any further details.

Last week, Mount Vernon launched a campaign to stop the power company from building the compressor saying it would ruin the view enjoyed by George Washington and now tourists from around the world.

“My solution would be to work with stakeholders in Maryland and politicians in Maryland who could find another piece of property on Dominion’s pipeline, one that’s already zoned industrial,” Mount Vernon CEO Doug Bradburn told WMAL last week.

WMAL could not reach Bradburn for further comment Wednesday after Dominion announced its change of plans.

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