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Pipeline protest set for Dec. 2

RICHMOND — On Saturday, Dec. 2, hundreds of Virginians from all walks of life and from all across the state will gather in Richmond to take a stand against the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. “The Water is Life Rally will feature a first-of-its-kind human circle around Capitol Grounds, with citizens joining hand-in-hand and holding ribbons and scarves of blue to represent our universal connection to water,” officials said in the release. “It will also feature an enormous ‘Water Spirit’ puppet created by Richmond’s All The Saints Theater Company and a range of speakers calling on Virginia leaders to reject the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines.”

According to the release, the Water is Life Rally and Concert comes four days before the State Water Control Board begins a series of public meetings on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, Dec. 6 and 7, and Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Dec. 11 and 12, at which the board is expected to decide whether to approve water quality certifications for the projects.