Governor McAuliffe Hides Like a Frightened Child


    (The failure to confront the concerns of those on the ground affected by the pipeline is revealing in and of itself. – promoted by Dan Sullivan)

     photo DowntownMallchildren_zps39b4f5c6.jpgMembers from several community groups opposing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to include Free Nelson, Friends of Nelson, the Pipeline Education Group, and the Augusta County Alliance held a rally this morning at Charlottesville City Hall.  After the rally, the group marched chanting, “Hey, Ho, The Dominion pipeline has got to go,” 4 blocks west to a location where a fundraiser was being held for Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.  Ms. Lundergan Grimes is seeking the U.S. Senate seat now held by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    Governor McAuliffe had accepted an invitation to attend this fundraising event.  As the group approached from the west, Governor McAuliffe was spotted approaching from the east. At first, he obviously didn’t understand what was happening as he continued to approach his destination. However, when he realized a group protesting Dominion’s “energy super highway”  was waiting at the door of the event he was to attend, he abruptly changed course and ducked into the restaurant next door.  

    He chose to refuse to acknowledge or speak to the group consisting of people who worked for and helped elect him last fall.  Rather than defend his position in favor of the pipeline, he hid in a restaurant like a frightened child.  Really bad form, Governor McAuliffe!

    • Dan Sullivan

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    • Dan Sullivan

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    • As for Gov. McAuliffe, he needs to:

      a) Stop listening only to fossil fuel interests;

      b) Start listening to people who know about fracking, including the damage it does;

      c) Get back to where he was in 2009, which was all about RENEWABLE energy, not fossil fuels;

      d) Stop ducking tough encounters like this, which might actually lead to him learning something he didn’t know (or want to know);

      e) Tell Dominion et al. where to shove their @#$@#$ pipeline.

    • Elaine in Roanoke

      I noted that the Board of Supervisors in Nelson County have voted to oppose the pipeline that is supposed to go through their county. Will other counties in the target area also vote against it? We’ll have to wait and see.

    • pontoon

      to this tiny newspaper in Highland County, called The Recorder.  It has done a tremendous job reporting on the pipeline.

    • Iechyd Da

      We’ll be the first in the Commonwealth to experience horizontal, shale drilling and fracking. Supervisors were 7-0 for fracking, voting just before mid-night after 3 1/2 hours of comment at the public hearing – citizens v. almost the entire Virginia gas industry.

    • Iechyd Da

      Urban and suburban areas need to embrace energy efficiency, solar, and press hard for off-shore wind. We are getting your blow-back!

    • pontoon

      was coming. Nelson’s Democratic Sheriff, David Brooks, asks for his name to be removed from Warner letter discussing Warner’s endorsement by local sheriff’s organization.