Environmental Picketers Stake Out Governor McAuliffe's Offices

Oct 3, 2016

Environmental activists began a three-day protest outside Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s offices in Richmond today.

A small but vocal group of environmentalists have consistently called out Virginia’s Governor for more than a year now, primarily for his support of pipeline projects in the state.

Monday’s picketing is not the first time this group has converged on the capitol, and it won’t be the last -- says Kelly Trout with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

“We’re not planning on stopping because there’s way too much at stake. So we’re working to hold federal regulators accountable, we’re working to hold state legislators accountable. But as the chief executive of the state of Virginia we are going to keep working to hold Governor McAuliffe accountable.”

In an interview last week, Governor McAuliffe said he does not have authority over the pipeline permitting process, that it is a federal issue.