Pipeline Awareness Event

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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- People working to keep the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline from crossing the Valley got together Friday to raise awareness about the plan.

Friends of Augusta sponsored an event called "Say 'Yes' to Pints, 'No' to Pipelines" at Seven Arrows Brewery to raise opposition to the project.

Ellen Arthur, the Democratic party candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 24th District was on hand. She's opposed to the project. Arthur said, "I'm solidly opposed to the pipeline; it's dirty gas which is fracked out of the ground, which is a very dangerous way of getting gas out of the ground."

WHSV also reached out to her opponent, current delegate Ben Cline. Delegate Cline said he has concerns, "one of which is property rights, another is just making sure that our area is able to benefit from any pipeline that comes through the area, but also environmentally." He said he does not a definitive answer.

Supporters of the pipeline believe it will create jobs and will lower energy prices for utility customers.