Plans for three new natural gas pipelines in Virginia have been the source of contention between environmentalists and energy companies.
That debate landed in Richmond, as environmental groups pushed for the repeal of a law that makes it easier for energy companies to survey private land.
George Jones grew up in Giles County on a farm his father bought in 1924.
"This was before the Depression, and he paid for the farm by cutting timber. That was the primary source of his income," says Jones.