Take the bus to Richmond for the Water Is Life Rally and Concert! Two buses are chartered to travel to Richmond on December 2nd for the Rally and Concert. There are 40 free bus tickets available for people to travel to Richmond. Bus stops in Harrisonburg, Staunton and Charlottesville for riders.
Kay Ferguson with ARTivism speaks about the December 2, 2017 Water is Life Rally and Concert
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality must conduct a site-specific review everywhere the Atlantic Coast Pipeline would cross a Virginia lake, river, or stream.
Write to Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward and DEQ Director David Paylor:
Molly Ward: firstname.lastname@example.org, 804.786.0044.
David Paylor: email@example.com, 804.698.4020.
You can sign a petition to Governor McAuliffe and members of the State Water Control Board here: http://appvoices.org/fracking/protect-va-waters/
Attend the Water is Life Rally & Concert on Saturday, December 2nd, in Richmond. Event details here.
Show up in solidarity and protest at the Virginia Water Control Board final hearings on the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines:
- Mountain Valley Pipeline: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and Thursday, December 7, 2017. Location: Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, Richmond, VA 23222.
- Atlantic Coast Pipeline: 9:30 a.m., Monday, December 11, 2017, and Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Location: Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, Richmond, VA 23222.
You can find the agendas here.
The proposed pipelines need their last approval from Virginia’s State Water Control Board, which will be holding hearings on December 6-7 and 11-12, 2017. This Rally is an important protest before those meetings. Bring banners, bring signs,bring your children, bring your voice.
CCAN says, “It’s time for the biggest public protest ever organized against the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines. Here’s our goal: To bring so many moms and dads and farmers and students to Richmond on Saturday December 2nd that we can literally form a human ring around the Capitol building and the Governor’s mansion.
“RSVP today for “Water is Life: Rally & Concert to Stop the Pipelines” on Saturday, December 2 in Richmond at 1:00 pm. This will be the biggest, baddest pipeline rally yet!
“During the rally we will stand hand-in-hand in a massive, unbroken human chain around the Capitol building and the Governor’s mansion to say “no” to the ACP and MVP pipelines. This encirclement will be the first protest of its kind in Virginia’s history. After the rally, we’ll stick around for a concert at The National just two blocks away.
“We have to be creative and loud on December 2nd because, frankly, time is running out. The State’s Water Control Board will hold final hearings in Richmond on the MVP (Dec 6-7) and the ACP (Dec 11-12). We’ll be putting pressure on the Water Control Board with our massive rally and we’ll be telling our new governor and House of Delegates that water is life and we intend to preserve it for all our children!”