Courtesy of Indivisible Winchester, see below for video of a protest against fracked-gas pipelines outside a fundraiser (see here – “A Celebration of 2018 Legislative Success with Delegate Karrie Delaney and Ralph Northam”) with Gov. Ralph Northam in
Winchester Herndon last night. Nice job by the protesters, in the pouring rain no less! Also, see below for some photos, courtesy of Lee Williams, demonstrating the damage pipeline construction is doing. And through all of this, Gov. Northam remains publicly silent, except when he’s occasionally asked about this issue and resorts to his absurd, fallacious talking points (e.g., that these pipeline projects are following “the science” and are the most environmentally stringent in Virginia history – hahahaha). #FAIL
P.S. Meanwhile, it looks like pro-pipeline forces are in a full-court press to attack and even demonize environmentalists with lies (e.g., that anti-pipeline activists are funded by Russia – hahahahah, seriously, I’ve actually seen this lunacy on far-right blogs). As for Virginia elected officials, the vast majority are either actively or de facto pro-pipeline (basically all Republicans and a bunch of Democrats too) or silent (most Democrats), with only about two dozen willing to speak out and demand a “stop-work” order and/or a “stream-by-stream” analysis. Lame.
Governor of Virginia Blackwater River in Franklin County, water source for the Town of Rocky Mount, and tributary of Smith Mountain Lake. Virginia has the authority under section 401 to protect our waters and shut down these dirty fracked gas pipelines