Here comes the pipeline.

From The News & Advance

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline took another step toward construction Tuesday, when crews began cutting down trees in Nelson County to make way for the interstate natural gas project.

The article also includes our latest nominee for quote of the year, from a Nelson County resident who is opposed to the pipeline-

“There’s no putting [the trees] back.”

This quote, of course, offended tree seeds everywhere.

We were unable to get a quote from a tree seed, but we imagine it would say something along the lines of, “oh c’mon, we grow into trees all the time.”

Progress is good. These pipelines are safe. And trees will be planted and will grow into maturity in these cleared areas.