Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines

People’s Pipeline Protest: A Moral Appeal to Gov. Terry McAuliffe Involving Three Days of Spirited, Creative Protests at Seven Key Offices Statewide to Stop Two Harmful Fracked-Gas Pipelines

Join hundreds of faith leaders, health experts, students, environmentalists, and other concerned citizens in your area as we rally, protest, and pray on September 12-14 for Gov. McAuliffe outside his seven statewide “Environmental Quality” offices. People of faith are especially organizing around the Vigils and Water Ceremonies on Wednesday, September 13 at 12:00pm noon.

Spiritual leaders of many faiths, including Christian, Muslim, and indigenous leaders will offer prayers and meditations for the Governor McAuliffe as he makes a decision of historic consequences very soon. Some venues will include sacred and ancient water ceremonies.

VAIPL will be co-hosting the Richmond and Glen Allen vigils, so please email if you are interested in offering a prayer. 

Call Governor McAuliffe to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!

Learn more about the pipeline and use VAIPL’s sample script when you call.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline Hearings

VAIPL joined others in peaceful testimony and prayer at the DEQ’s public hearing on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Monday, August 7 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. The hearing was a chance for the public to speak up about this pipeline’s impact on water quality conditions. The pipeline will cross countless rivers and streams, including the headwaters of six major water basins.

Before the hearing, Walking the Line: Into the Heart of Virginia performed a water ritual incorporating song and silence. VAIPL offered prayers during those moments of silence. Check out photos and videos of the vigil and hearing testimony on our Facebook page.

VAIPL was also involved in recruiting folks to turn out for the other hearings:

  • Thursday, August 10 at Longwood University, Farmville (Atlantic Coast Pipeline)
  • Monday, August 14, at Southside Virginia Community College, Alberta (Atlantic Coast Pipeline)
  • Tuesday, August 8, Radford University, Radford (Mountain Valley Pipeline)
  • Wednesday, August 9, Chatham High School, Chatham (Mountain Valley Pipeline)