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The Air We Breathe Community Meeting
August 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
*COMMUNITY MEETING: Monday, August 6, 5:00-6:30 pm, Union Hill Church, with potluck to follow. 1496 Union Hill Road (Route 663), Buckingham, VA 23921. Learn how to challenge and comment on the draft air permit for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor station.
ACP & UNION HILL COMPRESSOR STATION: BAD DEAL – NOT DONE DEAL: It is still possible to stop the proposed 54,000 + horse power ACP Compressor Station that would endanger and diminish the health and land values of all residents of Buckingham County and destroy the lives of the historic African American community of Union Hill. The permits for the pipeline and its compressor station are not complete and the project is currently being challenged in the courts. Dominion’s false claims of safety have begun. The next challenge is to deny the air permit for the compressor station. Without the compressor station, the ACP, a robbery of and threat to all Virginians, cannot be built.
THE AIR WE BREATHE: This compressor station, a giant one, even by industry standards would bring loud constant noise and release toxic poisons into Buckingham’s air and water. The health of children is particularly vulnerable to the methane, formaldehyde, arsenic, benzene, xylene and other compounds the compressor will regularly release. Above and underground storage tanks create a fire and explosion hazard completely beyond the capacity of distant volunteer firefighters. The station has few staff on site and would be built on a former slave plantation atop the unmarked slave graves of Union Hill ancestors. Please note that although the information provided by the Va Department of Environmental Quality puts this compressor station in the minor category, that is a technical term based on the amount of pollutants it can emit. The environmental regulations do not protect our air water and health; they allow ACP to pollute up to very high levels that impact human and all life, especially those most vulnerable, the elderly and children.
LIFT UP YOUR VOICE: The public comment period for the compressor station draft air permit is August 8, 2018 until September 11, 2018. Join neighbors who have researched the facts and bring yourself to the important work of protecting your water, air, health and right to own your own land. Any time you have is enough, is needed.
For more information, Friends of Buckingham phone contact: 434 969 3229 ( Chad)
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