ROANOKE, Va. -- The second and last protester who’s been blocking construction of the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia has been removed from a tree stand.
The Roanoke Times reports that the man from Massachusetts was taken down Wednesday by law enforcement officers who used a construction crane.
Another protester, a woman from Vermont, had been removed from her tree stand on Tuesday.
Since 2018, protesters have blocked construction workers from felling the last remaining trees along pipeline’s 300-mile route through West Virginia and Virginia.
A judge ordered their removal in November and authorized a forced extraction if they refused to come down.