From Delegate-elect Lee Carter; I hope to see statements like this from every elected Virginia Democrat:
Delegate-Elect Lee Carter Urges Virginians, State Water Board to Reject Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipeline Projects
Richmond, VA – Delegate-Elect Lee Carter (D-50) is asking that all Virginians stand up and fight the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipeline projects.
Dominion Resources is proposing the Atlantic Coast pipeline project, and the Mountain Valley pipeline project is being proposed by EQT Midstream Partners.
“Dominion Resources and EQT have not compellingly demonstrated the need for the additional natural gas capacity in Virginia,” said Carter. “And to make matters worse, that natural gas wouldn’t even be used for Virginian homes – the pipeline will run through the Commonwealth and be sent to Japan and India for export.”
Carter also has concerns that the project will massively increase Virginia’s carbon footprint, and destroy protected wilderness areas, as well as state and federal parks.
“Hardworking Virginians are going to end up paying for these unnecessary projects through higher power bill, in spite of the lack of economic benefit for Virginia, and if anything goes wrong with the pipeline, thousands of those Virginians will be in the ‘incineration zone’ – an area where all life would be incinerated if the pipeline explodes,” said Carter.
Carter urges all to attend the Water is Life Rally in Richmond on December 2 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“Virginians need to fight back hard against these projects that are not only unnecessary – they’re dangerous,” said Carter.
He also urges residents to attend the State Water Control Board’s meetings on December 6 and 7 and December 11 and 12 for the pipeline projects, and speak on their concerns about how these projects hurt our communities.