Hampton Roads groups to join Richmond rally against natural gas pipelines

Hampton Roads-based groups will be among more than two dozen organizations expected to rally in Richmond Saturday to raise awareness of issues with two controversial natural gas pipelines planned to run through Virginia.

The two pipelines in question have long been hot topics across the state. The 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline would carry fracked natural gas from the West Virginia mountains to eastern North Carolina, with an offshoot into Hampton Roads that ends in Chesapeake. The Mountain Valley Pipeline would be about 300 miles long, stretching from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia.

A news release for the event states the central goals of the rally are to draw attention to issues surrounding the pipelines, advocate for energy alternatives and hold people in power accountable for promises made regarding the pipelines.

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