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Photos from pipeline protests at the State Air Pollution Control Board

By: - December 19, 2018 2:55 pm

Opponents of a proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor station in Buckingham County protested outside the General Assembly Building ahead of a State Air Pollution Control Board meeting Wednesday. (Ned Oliver/Virginia Mercury – Dec. 19, 2018)

The State Air Pollution Control Board delayed action Wednesday on a critical compressor station permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in order to allow for additional public comment.

The meeting drew a large crowd of protesters and generated tense confrontation, with board members twice recessing the meeting amid chanting and shouts from the crowd. Toward the end of the meeting, many attendees stood up and turned their backs to the board in silent protest.

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Ned Oliver
Ned Oliver

Ned, a Lexington native, has been a fulltime journalist since 2008, beginning at The News-Gazette in Lexington, and including stints at the Berkshire Eagle, in Berkshire County, Mass., and the Times-Dispatch and Style Weekly in Richmond. He is a graduate of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, in Great Barrington, Mass. He was named Virginia's outstanding journalist for 2020 by the Virginia Press Association.