Governor Tim Kaine gave Appalachia the “Crooked Road,” a gentle, leave-no-footprint boost to spur tourism and sustainable economic activity built on its mountain culture.

In comparison, Governor/Doctor Ralph Northam stands mute allowing for a double sucker-punch to the gut to Appalachia: a land destructing “Mud Ridge Road” over Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains by building two unnecessary pipelines, the 600 mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the 303 mile Mountain Valley Pipeline. Both of these projects are on a rampage of ruining personal property so natural gas can be exported to other countries for corporate profit.

Maybe Dr. Northam has forgotten the physicians’ maxim: “First, do no harm!”

NORA SMITH

SALEM

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