Wild Virginia organizes protest rally during Dominion Resources annual shareholder meeting

Wild Virginia a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Virginia’s national forests through education and advocacy, is organizing a rally to protest the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project on May 6th. The rally will be held during Dominion Resources annual shareholder meeting at the Innsbruck Technical Center in Glen Allen, Virginia. That meeting is scheduled from 5:30am to 11:30am.

Wild Virginia is organizing two buses to take those interested in participating in the protest that will arrive at the meeting at 7:45am and depart at 10am. The Sierra Club, Augusta Alliance and the Friends of Nelson are also participating in the protest according to the Wild Virginia website.

Bus One leaves from the Staunton Walmart Parking lot by 6:15 am with stops at the Afton Mountain exit off I-64 and then a stop in Charlottesville, arriving in Glen Allen at 7:45 am.

Bus two leaves the Rockfish Valley Community Center by 6:15 am. A stop is planned at Woods Mills, Route 6 and Route 29, and then maybe a stop in Charlottesville. Arrival time is 7:45 am. Riders are asked to please park in the gravel parking lot at the Rockfish Valley Community Center.

Both buses leave Glen Allen by 10 am and everyone should be at their bus stops by noon. Tickets for the buses are $16.82 and are transferrable. Sales for the tickets will end on May 4th. As of April 24th, 75 tickets were still available.

More information about the protest can be found at wildvirgina.org or friendsofnelson.com.

Contacts for the Wild Virginia protest rally during the Dominion Resources annual shareholder meeting:

Kirk Bowers at (434) 296 8673 or email at engineer1950@yahoo.com

Joanna Salidis at (434) 242 5859 or email at josalidis@gmail.com

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