“Figured that they have already made up their decision or thought they have already made up their decision, but maybe with enough of us banded together and standing strong and voicing our concern, they finally heard us and I hope they continue to hear us,” said Judy Sink, Franklin County Resident.
Judy Sink was just one of the concerned citizens who came to speak at the public hearing in front of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors.
One by one many of those citizens spoke against the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
Ultimately the board heard those concerns and decided that an agreement for the project to use county land would not be a wise decision at this time.
County officials say they will look over the agreement along with concerns from the community.
“The board has been very consistent on their stance of neutrality on this project. Once again I know there are a lot of people who say they are pro because of their actions but once again, I think their actions have been driven by federal and state law and regulations around that,” said Brent Robertson, County Administrator.