The RVA Magazine article about the Virginia State Water Control Board hearing on December 11-12 quotes Mike Tidwell: “Ultimately, DEQ works for Terry McAuliffe,” said Mike Tidwell, Chesapeake Climate Action Network founder and director. “Terry McAuliffe has never to this day sat down and met with landowners opposed to this pipeline. He’s met for hours and hours and hours with Dominion. […] It would be great if the governor himself would say, ‘I hear you, Virginians. I hear you, landowners. I hear you, farmers. I hear you, students.’”
It’s true. McAuliffe has been invited multiple times to meet with people in Nelson County and discuss their concerns. For three and a half years, deafening silence has been the response.