I signed a petition on Action Network telling Governor Ralph Northam, Attorney General Mark Herring, Secretary of Health and Human Resources Daniel Carey, M.D., State Health Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health Dr. Norman Oliver to Tell Governor Northam: Stop Mountain Valley Pipeline from Bringing More than 4,000 out of state pipeline workers to Virginia in the middle of a Pandemic.
It’s a new day in Virginia! Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline is dead. Gone. Not coming back!
This great victory was made possible by the just demands of a determined, organized, grassroots and multi-generational movement that declared, in one voice, that justice would prevail.
Meanwhile, a federal court in Montana has invalidated a nationwide permit that Mountain Valley Pipeline is relying on to cross more than 1,200 waterways. And a federal appeals court has indicated it is likely to affirm the judge’s finding.
Mountain Valley Pipeline also lacks multiple other permits required for construction.
Despite all of this, the out of state companies behind MVP have stated that they intend to bring more than 4,000 out of state workers to Virginia to complete their corporate boondoggle.
In a concentrated 30 mile area in mountainous Southwest Virginia.
In the middle of a pandemic.
In a region of Virginia that only has 100 Intensive Care Unit beds.
This isn’t just a bad idea.
And the ugly truth is that in Virginia this pandemic has disproportionately affected Black and Brown communities.
For all these reasons, MVP is on the wrong side of history.
But Virginia can get this right.
Tell Governor Northam, who is a medical doctor himself, and his administration “No pipeline work by out of state workers in the middle of pandemic".
Say no to this public health disaster in the making!
Can you join me and take action? Click here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-governor-northam-stop-mountain-valley-pipeline-from-bringing-more-than-4000-out-of-state-pipeline-workers-to-virginia-in-the-middle-of-a-pandemic?source=email&