Marcellus shale gas mining, I-81 expansion, national forest management and land use planning. Get news on current issues in Rockingham County.
First Marcellus gas drilling in VA is proposed in the Shenandoah Valley.
Local governments have written to U.S. Forest Service officials urging them to protect drinking watersheds and ban or place a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing mining for natural gas on the George Washington National Forest.
The forest comprises about 24 percent of the land in Rockingham County and provides drinking water to 52,635 residents in Rockingham, Harrisonburg, Bridgewater and Broadway. Officials are currently rewriting the forest management plan.
Several local governments approved separate resolutions calling on the U.S. Forest Service to add comprehensive drinking watershed planning and protection to the GW National Forest management plan. See the list and read the resolutions.
Interest is growing in developing large commercial wind projects in the Shenandoah Valley. Find out where potential sites could be located.
Connect With Us