Gore Says Northam Can Redeem Himself by Opposing Pipeline

Former Vice President Al Gore said Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam can fulfill his “racial reconciliation” pledge by opposing the Atlantic Coast pipeline, which Gore calls a “racist rip-off.”

“This is an ideal opportunity for him to say, ‘I’ve seen the light,’” Gore said at an anti-pipeline town hall in a historically black part of Buckingham County, Virginia, as part of an “Environmental Justice Tour.” He was referring to the recent blackface controversy over Northam’s medical school yearbook photos.

Gore called the pipeline a “vivid example of environmental racism.”