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Roanoke, Floyd Co. among participants in nationwide effort to fight pipelines

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ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Opponents of pipelines delivering fracked natural gas are joining together in Virginia, West Virginia and elsewhere in a show of solidarity.

The collective action will occur Tuesday during what is called "Hands Across Our Land." In a number of locations, activists opposed to natural gas pipelines will join hands in a show of unity against hundreds of miles of proposed pipelines. Preserve Floyd and Preserve Bent Mountain are joining other groups across the country for the coordinated event.

Two proposed pipelines would stretch from West Virginia, through Virginia and into North Carolina. They would be delivering natural gas from Marcellus shale fields in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

In Virginia, Hands Across Our Land events are planned in Augusta, Franklin and Nelson counties, plus Richmond and Roanoke. In Floyd, a sign-making event will be held at the Floyd Farmer's Market on Saturday, Aug 15 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

In West Virginia, activists will join hands in Greenbrier and Monroe counties, among other locations.

For a full list of locations and times, click here. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.