Delegate Chris Hurst (12th District) received an award from the Virginia League of Conservation Voters Wednesday for his opposition efforts of the Mountain Valley Pipeline during the last General Assembly. Pictured are: (from left) State Senator John Edwards (21st District), Hurst and Michael Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, along with local pipeline activists at the Sinking Creek Covered Bridge in Newport.

The Virginia League of Conservation Voters presented Delegate Chris Hurst with a 2018 Legislative Leadership Award recognizing his efforts to protect Virginians from the dangerous and environmentally reckless natural gas pipelines proposed for Virginia.

Delegate Hurst (12th District) filed multiple bills in his first legislative session offering commonsense solutions to protect both citizens’ property rights and water quality from one of the largest environmental threats we face in Virginia.

Hurst’s leadership on this issue raised its profile dramatically at the Capitol and helped bring new optimism and energy to the fight against these unnecessary pipelines.

“The pipelines proposed for Virginia harm our landscape, threaten our water quality and put corporate interests above private citizens’ property rights and dignity.

“Delegate Hurst not only understands this—he’s been one of the strongest voices at Virginia’s Capitol for his constituents in southwest Virginia and everyone else in the path of…

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