VA Gov. McAuliffe Vows No Drilling in Washington Natl Forest

Sounding more like the liberal (and irrational) Democrat he really is, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said yesterday that there will be no shale drilling in (or under) the George Washington National Forest, which lies mostly in his state, while he’s governor. Which is kind of interesting because last week he stood toe to toe with Dominion CEO Thomas F. Farrell II at a press conference to announce his support for the $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline, part of which will run through (yes) the George Washington National Forest (see Dominion Commits to Major New Marcellus/Utica Pipeline Project). So apparently McAuliffe doesn’t mind cutting down trees and digging up the precious, pristine, “old growth” forest to lay a pipeline–but drilling a hole more than a mile under it’s surface? No way José. Which makes us wonder who’s contributing the most to his campaign coffers?…

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