6 arrested at Mountain Valley Pipeline site in West Virginia

Published: Oct. 23, 2018 at 4:35 PM EDT
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Six protesters who blocked traffic into a Mountain Valley Pipeline site in West Virginia for three hours have been arrested.

that the protesters were part of a larger group that blocked trucks from entering and exiting the lay down yard alongside U.S. 19 near the border between Raleigh and Fayette counties on Monday.

An Appalachians Against Pipelines news release says one protester was locked to a truck that was hauling pipe. Each protester was charged with multiple misdemeanors, with total bail set at $17,000.

The 300-mile (483-kilometer) natural gas pipeline will run through Virginia and West Virginia and connect to new and existing pipelines. Protests and legal challenges concerned with environmental impact have set back its estimated completion and increased its cost by approximately $1 billion.