Mountain Valley Pipeline protestors removed and arrested

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(WVNS) — Update: 9/28/2021 11:30 a.m. — One protestor has been arrested and then other is in the process of being removed from the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Lindside.

As of 11 a.m. one of the protestors who locked themselves to the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been removed and arrested. The other protestor is in the process of being removed from the pipeline. These protests stopped construction at the sight for over five hours.

Dozens of other protestors stood nearby with signs and banners expressing their concern about the pipeline.

Protestors in Lindside

LINSIDE, WV (WVNS) — Two Mountain Valley Pipeline protestors locked themselves to equipment at a pipeline site in Monroe County on Tuesday.

According to a release from Appalachians Against Pipelines, two Mountain Valley Pipeline protestors have locked themselves to construction equipment at the construction pipeline site in Lindside. A rally of supporters have formed nearby.

Protestor locked to equipment

One of the protesters said, “A better world isn’t just possible, it’s necessary. As we write this, wildfires rage and major cities are recovering from unprecedented flooding. We’re not running out of time to address global climate change, we’re already out. We’re out of time for ‘transitional fossil fuels.’ We’re out of time for green washing by extraction companies. We’re out of time for a permitting process that calls projects that will increase gas consumption by two billion cubic feet a day ‘carbon neutral.”

Protestor locked to equipment

On Friday, August 6, 2021, two people were charged with trespassing on property, obstructing an officer and conspiracy when they locked themselves to the drill equipment at the Mountain Valley Pipeline construction site in the Dawson area of Greenbrier County.

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