Demonstrators Protest at Bank of America

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- On Wednesday, a group of demonstrators gathered outside of a Harrisonburg bank to protest its involvement in a controversial energy project.

Nearly a dozen protesters came together outside of the Bank of America building in downtown Harrisonburg to urge management to withdraw its support for Dominion Resources and its proposed gas export terminal.

The project, located in Cove Point, Md., would be used to store and export liquefied natural gas to other countries.

Protesters say the bank should instead invest in more green alternative energy methods.

"We need to get on the bandwagon that's already moving for clean, new energy: solar, wind, and energy efficiency," said protest organizer Cathy Strickler. "We can do this; we are Americans not Americants," said Strickler. "We can really go forward and get on this new technology and be at the forefront."

Wednesday's protest in Harrisonburg was just one of many across the Mid-Atlantic region, and was part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about the project's potential human and environmental impacts.

WHSV reached out to Bank of America regarding the investment, but so far have yet to hear anything in reply.