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Rover Pipeline is rediverted to save the Hindu temple in US

This decision to save Lord Krishna’s temple in West Virginia is being highly appreciated by the American Hindu Committee

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West Virginia, March 13, 2017: Right when the racial slanders on Indians in the US are surging, a major pipeline has been diverted to save a temple in West Virginia. Rover Pipeline, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, have decided to reroute the pipeline near Moundsville, West Virginia to protect the New Vrindavan Holy Dham. Energy Transfer Partners has been receiving critique from all over the world owing to its Dakota Pipeline project in North Dakota.

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This decision to save Lord Krishna’s temple in West Virginia is being highly appreciated by the American Hindu Committee. The President of the Universal Society of Hinduism, Rajan zed acknowledged Rover Pipeline for giving due regard to the sentiments of the Hindus for the temple complex and preserving the sacredness of the place. Zed has also requested all businesses to work towards upholding and accommodating all religious sentiments.

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