Anti-pipeline group hiking route for proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Published: Jun. 21, 2017 at 11:14 PM EDT
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One group who is against the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is showing their opposition by hiking the route where the pipeline would be built.

The hikers started on June 17th and plan to finish July 2nd.

They started hiking in Highland County and through Nelson County, as well as Bath County.

They plan to hike through Augusta County and Buckingham County through the weekend.

The hike will be a total of 140 miles.

Those with the group said the purpose is to celebrate the beauty of the landscape and how it could be affected by the pipeline.

"We're trying to walk this line to say this is not a good deal for Virginia, this is not a good deal for the counties, for Staunton, for any of the futures of this state and the citizens of this state," said Kay Ferguson.

Ferguson said they plan on having a celebration concert as well this Friday night at the Sunspot Pavilion in Staunton. The concert will start at 6 p.m.