Two of Virginia’s candidates for Governor were in Richmond Wednesday at an environmental forum hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam talked rising oceans, energy and oysters.
If $260,000 of taxpayers’ dollars can be used to expand the industrial and business base for Buckingham County and the region, it’s well worth the millions of dollars in benefits the investment will reap.
A controversial pipeline project is getting some support from local elected leaders in the eastern part of the state. The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would carry natural gas from West Virginia, across Virginia and south through North Carolina. Some of the pipeline would cut through economically hard hit areas such as Halifax and Northampton Counties.