GREENBRIER COUNTY, W.Va. — Two people on Thursday locked themselves to equipment at a construction site for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
According to Appalachians Against Pipelines, the individuals locked themselves to equipment for around two hours this morning.
The 300-mile pipeline would transport natural gas from West Virginia to southern Virginia for $5 billion. A 70-mile extension into North Carolina has been proposed.
In West Virginia, the pipeline would go through Wetzel, Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers, and Monroe counties.
Both people were removed from the site and cited for trespassing.
The organization also claimed a Mountain Valley Pipeline employee attempted to force a protester to leave, allegedly hitting the person’s face against the excavator.