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Democratics Rollout Anti-Pipeline Bills

Three Democratic lawmakers from Southwest Virginia are carrying a package of anti-pipeline bills.

Newly-elected Delegate Chris Hurst, Delegate Sam Rasoul and Senator John Edwards rolled out the proposals Thursday (1/11).

Delegate Rasoul says the group of bills will protect drinking water and property rights.

One of the bills would require surveying agents to give precise information about when they intend to enter onto private property. Another mandates the Virginia Water Quality Control Board use a water quality permit program to evaluate if pipelines would bring pollution to the bodies of water they cross.

The law-makers acknowledged that the Water Control Board has already voted on the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.