Groups put pressure on Northam over pipelines

Groups put pressure on Ralph Northam over proposed pipelines

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Demonstrators faced off over the construction of fracking pipelines in Hampton Roads. Both sides came face-to-face over the weekend at the opening of Ralph Northam's campaign headquarters in Norfolk.

The Democrat is running for Governor. He's taken heat from environmentalists for not denouncing Virginia's pipeline projects.

Those who oppose the pipelines wanted Northam to know that in order to get their votes, he would have to oppose the pipelines, too.

Supporters argue Virginia's four proposed natural gas pipelines would create jobs.

The biggest proposed pipeline is the Atlantic Coast pipeline. Part of that line would actually run from North Carolina through Suffolk and into Chesapeake. 

 

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