The following press release is from the Global Justice Ecology Project, following today’s vote by Gov. Northam’s Advisory Council on Environmental Justice (ACEJ) to make its letter, calling for a moratorium on further construction of the fracked-gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline, final. The bottom line is that it looks like Gov. Northam is at odds with his appointed Advisory Council when it comes to these pipelines. The question is, what’s Northam going to do about this situation?
P.S. See video of the unanimous vote, below.
“Finally, its Final!”
Governor’s Advisory Council Calls for Moratorium on Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines
Virginia- Today, Governor Ralph Northam’s (D-Va.) Advisory Council on Environmental Justice (ACEJ) voted to agree to make its letter to the Governor final. The letter calls for a moratorium on further construction of the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines while a proposed emergency task force reviews and addresses the evidence it has found of “disproportionate impacts for people of color and for low-income populations due to gas infrastructure expansion.”
After being originally reported by Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) on August 16th, the letter was walked back with claims that it needed to finalized at today’s council meeting. As reported by GJEP, the claim caused some controversy since the finalization of the letter was not on the agenda for today’s meeting.
Read more at Blue Virginia and watch short video.