Crisis is in the
Eye of the Beholder
Christopher Miller, President
The Piedmont Environmental Council
June 3, 2014
Follow best practices, but keep in
mind…
 The closer you are to the impact, the
more you tend to think something is a
cri...
Stormwater Management
– During Hot Lane Construction
Waterloo Bridge
Morgan’s Ford Bridge
Spectra Energy—
Gas Pipeline Proposal
Spectra Energy— Gas Pipeline Proposal (Zoomed in)
Trans-Allegheny Interstate Transmission Line
The Right of Way Clearing Required
for a Transmission Line Corridor
Would be 150-200 ft
What would a 500-kV power
line look like in the Northern
Virginia Piedmont?
Beautiful Stone Wall?
With a 500 kV line crossing
We’ve found that people in crisis crave
information
 Be the group that provides information
 Be the group that provides ...
What if the crisis hasn’t happened
yet?
 Case Study: Lifting the ban on uranium mining
in Virginia
Historic Leases and Public Water
Supplies
Sediment Washed Into the Bay from the
hurricane and tropical storms
Questions
Chris miller crisis is in the eye of the beholder -- cgm-- june 2014
Chris miller crisis is in the eye of the beholder -- cgm-- june 2014
Chris miller crisis is in the eye of the beholder -- cgm-- june 2014
Chris miller crisis is in the eye of the beholder -- cgm-- june 2014
Chris miller crisis is in the eye of the beholder -- cgm-- june 2014
Chris miller crisis is in the eye of the beholder -- cgm-- june 2014
Chris miller crisis is in the eye of the beholder -- cgm-- june 2014
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  1. 1. Crisis is in the Eye of the Beholder Christopher Miller, President The Piedmont Environmental Council June 3, 2014
  2. 2. Follow best practices, but keep in mind…  The closer you are to the impact, the more you tend to think something is a crisis  Often in our work, there isn’t a major crisis… but a series of mini-crises
  3. 3. Stormwater Management – During Hot Lane Construction
  4. 4. Waterloo Bridge
  5. 5. Morgan’s Ford Bridge
  6. 6. Spectra Energy— Gas Pipeline Proposal
  7. 7. Spectra Energy— Gas Pipeline Proposal (Zoomed in)
  8. 8. Trans-Allegheny Interstate Transmission Line
  9. 9. The Right of Way Clearing Required for a Transmission Line Corridor Would be 150-200 ft
  10. 10. What would a 500-kV power line look like in the Northern Virginia Piedmont?
  11. 11. Beautiful Stone Wall?
  12. 12. With a 500 kV line crossing
  13. 13. We’ve found that people in crisis crave information  Be the group that provides information  Be the group that provides visuals  Be the group who can tell a story  Be the group who provides a way to act
  14. 14. What if the crisis hasn’t happened yet?  Case Study: Lifting the ban on uranium mining in Virginia
  15. 15. Historic Leases and Public Water Supplies
  16. 16. Sediment Washed Into the Bay from the hurricane and tropical storms
  17. 17. Questions

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