The Stand with Union Hill Concert of Prayer has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 18 on the eve of the also rescheduled Air Pollution Control Board Meeting and vote on Union Hill Compressor Station on Wednesday December 19, 2018. This Interfaith Prayer Vigil with story and song welcomes all seeking to protect all our Virginia communities from the threat of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor in Union Hill. Come for all or any part of the vigil you can. From 7:30 pm to midnight. Richmond Hill 2209 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA
Join the Union Hill community, people of faith, water and air protectors, and artists on Sunday December 9, 2018, at 7:30 pm, for an all night interfaith vigil prior to the Air Pollution Control Board meeting which will decide the fate of the Union Hill community with a vote on the air permit for the compressor station. At the vigil, leaders from many faith traditions will share prayers, music, meditate, and more around the theme of environmental justice. Come to lift up the community of Union Hill!
After the vigil concludes, the group will head over to the Air Pollution Control Board meeting to show up and support the residents of Union Hill and Buckingham County and to witness the decision. The Board meeting will begin at 10:00 am on Monday, December 10 in the First Floor House Committee Room, Pocahontas Building, 900 E Main St, Richmond 23219.
The “Stand with Union Hill Concert of Prayer” will be an all night interfaith prayer vigil with music and story on the eve of the December 10, 2018, Air Pollution Control Board Meeting and vote on Union Hill Compressor Station, when the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board may approve or deny the air permit for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor station in Union Hill, Buckingham County.
The all night vigil begins Sunday December 9 at 6 pm, and runs through Monday morning December 10 at 9:30 am; it will be held at Richmond Hill, 2209 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23223-7066.
Faith communities, water and air protectors, artists and environmental organizations will come together for the protection of Union Hill and all our children’s futures to share prayer, story and song.
Musicians, performers, or speakers who want to be part of the program should contact Laney of Earth Folk Collective, Earthfolkcollective@gmail.com; she is doing the music/art programming/scheduling.
Wild Virginia has a nice blog post on the Spruce Creek Camp. Read it here.
Questions about the Pipeline? Listen to this excellent podcast, Infrastructures of Power, aired October 26, 2018, on NPR’s With Good Reason. Discussions on:
- The Science of Natural Gas
- What Railroads Can Teach Us About Pipelines
- The Trade-Offs We Make
- Union Hill vs the Compressor Station