Highlanders for Responsible Development is a citizens’ group that promotes stewardship of Highland County’s unspoiled landscape, natural resources and exceptional quality of life. We support policies and activities that are based upon informed community discourse, democratic decision making, prudent land use and sustainable economic development.


Unprecedented Opposition to Pipelines
Forest Service Approves Pipeline Survey Permit

All Pain, No Gain
 – Commentary
All Pain, No Gain
 – AP story
Highland County Alternate Routes – Map

Dominion Reconsiders Alternate Route Through Highland

New Hope From Our Lawmakers

Pipelines Prompt Discussion of Property Rights Law

The Fundamental Right to Private Property

Dominion Not Considering All Alternatives

Should Dominion Get to Walk All Over Property Rights?

Dominion Gas Pipeline Faces Mountain of Opposition 

Dominion’s Pipeline:  The Battle is Joined

Forest Service Seeks Public Comments on Pipeline Survey 

Dominion Fine Worries Opponents of Future Pipeline

Dominion Charged With Pipeline Water Quality Violations

Pipeline Companies Can’t Yet Claim Eminent Domain

Forest Plan Raises Questions About Fracking in Highland
Southern Environmental Law Center on National Forest Plan
Atlantic Coast Pipeline:  A Threat to Shenandoah Mountain

Monongahela National Forest Urged to Reject Survey Request

George Washington National Forest Urged to Reject Survey Reques
Alternate Pipeline Routes
 (updated 10/08/14)
Dominion Open House Aerial Maps

Eminent Domain Lawyers in Virginia
Public Officials to Contact About the Pipeline

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Guide for Landowners
Slide Show on the Review Process