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Friends of Nelson Host Atlantic Coast Pipeline Meeting

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NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

People in Nelson County are continuing to fight back against the looming construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Friends of Nelson hosted a public meeting Rockfish Valley Community Center Sunday featuring expert environmentalists discussing in detail the effect the proposed 600 mile underground pipeline would have.

They also discussed the future of energy in Virginia, including how the current administration may affect policies in renewable solar energy.

“It goes beyond the environmental effects people are so familiar with here and has real economic impacts, said Ivy Main of The Sierra Club. “One of the things that we try to explain to people that this is not a way to get cheap energy, and what's going on here is that the electricity consumers around the state are going to be asked to pay for this pipeline.”

The pipeline would primarily affect Nelson and Augusta counties.