Gas pipeline opponents press McAuliffe to oppose its construction

STATE-NEWSRICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline through Virginia are pressing Gov. Terry McAuliffe to join forces with them. They delivered more than 5,000 signatures to the governor Tuesday demanding that he rescind his support of the $5 billion project. McAuliffe supports the 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline and has called it a ”game changer” that would bring deliver cheap natural gas and jobs. Opponents say the pipeline will hurt the environment and property values. Dominion Resources Inc. and its partners in the pipeline are proposing to deliver natural gas from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to the Southeast. The pipeline would run from West Virginia to North Carolina, with much of its path through Virginia. Besides the petitions, opponents brought a 40-foot inflatable ” pipeline” to the governor’s office.

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