On October 5, 23 environmental activists were arrested outside the Governor’s mansion in Richmond, Virginia.
About 50 people were in Richmond that day to tell Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to use his authority under the Clean Water Act to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline — which, combined, would produce “almost twice the total climate-changing emissions from existing power plants and other stationary sources in Virginia” according to a report by the Sierra Club.
Will you help stop the devastating effects of climate change these pipelines will cause? Please sign our petition at http://www.virginia-organizing.org/stop-the-pipelines.
Climate change is never limited to one state. Pipelines that produce harmful emissions and threaten drinking water in Virginia will affect everyone on the planet. Harmful environmental policies affect people in the far southwestern parts of the state who are trying to save their family farms and protect their drinking water all the way to the coastal city residents who are trapped by floods by the most recent storms to hit Virginia.
We need your help to stop this.
Please visit http://www.virginia-organizing.org/stop-the-pipelines to tell Governor McAuliffe to use his authority under the Clean Water Act to stop the pipelines!
Thank you for your support,
Chairperson, Virginia Organizing
P.S. Check out some of the photos from October 5 on our Flickr page.