Crowd Calls on Herring to Act

Writing in Blue Virginia on May 19, 2019, Delegate Mark Keam says, “At the ‘Virginians for Justice: Progress Not Pipelines!’ rally in Leesburg, a huge crowd of activists from across the Commonwealth called on Attorney General Mark Herring to take stronger action to stop the disastrous Mountain Valley Pipeline from destroying Appalachia. These fierce grassroots leaders and tireless environmental champions have been fighting for years to stop more fracked methane gas extractions generally, and Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines specifically. I regret that I joined this fight only last year when I should have done so much earlier. But today, I was proud to stand with these warriors and with my friends and House colleagues Sam Rasoul and Chris Hurst whose legislative districts are much closer to the impact zones.”

Keam refers readers to the May 17 article by Rasoul (see A Wealth of Options at Our Disposal below), recommending the “many ways that anyone in Virginia can take action to protect us from a risky and unnecessary infrastructure project which will lead to further carbon pollution and environmental injustice.”

Read Keam’s full article here.

Here’s the video of the May 18 Leesburg rally: