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People’s Pipeline Protest – Lunchtime Rally and Press Conference
September 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join the People’s Pipeline Protest, September 13-14, 2017, organized by Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN).
Two days of spirited, creative protests at seven key Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) offices statewide to stop two fracked-gas pipelines. Help CCAN say NO at locations in Virginia Beach, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Richmond, Abingdon, Glen Allen, or Woodbridge.
Thursday, September 14th –Lunchtime rally and press conference at noon at all DEQ offices. In a culminating appeal, local citizens will attend lunchtime rallies on the public sidewalks outside the DEQ offices in Virginia Beach, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Richmond, Abingdon, Glen Allen, or Woodbridge. Our top message: “Governor, we’ve been asking you for three years to do the right thing and reject these pipelines. Now we ask you to deeply reflect on your responsibility to protect human life and the environment, BEFORE deciding to harm our state and your legacy forever.” We expect scores of participants at each protest with key local leaders speaking to the issues. We’ll have banners and signs and invite local media. We’ll have a giant cardboard clock showing that time is running out.
This will likely be your best and perhaps last chance to exercise your freedom of speech in this most powerful way BEFORE any final state decisions are made.
More information, including background information on why we need to do this (do you know about the PH3 trio?).
Locations of the seven DEQ offices around Virginia.
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