Category Archives: Take Action

Support Virginia’s HB 167


Please ask your delegate to support HB 167. The bill would require electric utilities who want to expand their capacity to deliver fuel and then recover the costs from their customers to prove that: 1) additional capacity is needed, 2) both the amount of additional supply and its delivery date are clearly identified, 3) alternatives have been objectively studied, and 4) the new source is the least expensive option. If HB 167 were to become law, it would cut down on the number of costly, dangerous and unnecessary pipeline projects like the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines.

Click here for detailed information on the bill and to follow its progress.

Click here to find your legislators and their contact information.

In addition to contacting your own legislators, the League of Conservation Voters suggests it would be useful to contact the following key legislators and tell them you support HB167:

Action Alert: Stand with Union Hill


A federal court recently struck down the permit that would allow Dominion to build a huge compressor station in the historic minority community of Union Hill in Buckingham County (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/opinion/virginia-pipeline.html). Dominion says it will push ahead to build the compressor station, a key part of its Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposal. Please take a moment to to ask Governor Northam to stand with Union Hill and stop this violation of environmental justice. Here’s how to contact the governor:

Mailing Address
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23218

EmailFill out the email form here.

Phone:   (804) 786-2211

Dominion and the AT (Yes, Again Please!)

We are told that Dominion will be trying very hard in the last weeks of this Congressional session to persuade members of Congress to ignore the pending Supreme Court process and adopt legislation to immediately permit the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and future natural gas pipelines through our national forests and across the Appalachian Trail.

Please (yet again!) contact your Congressional Representative and Senators Warner and Kaine and ask them to watch for and oppose – and ask their leadership to oppose – any rider or amendment to a congressional bill or continuing resolution that would allow Dominion to bypass the case to be heard before the Supreme Court on February 24, 2020.

Here are documents to help you as you contact your legislators:

Join Us: Friends of Nelson Annual Meeting

Join us on Sunday January 12, 2020, at Rockfish Valley Community Center from 6-10 p.m. for our annual meeting and potluck. We’ll vote on Board members and officers for 2020, review our 2019 accomplishments, talk about plans for 2020, and enjoy being together. Local favorites Kim and Jimbo Carey will provide our music. Beer, wine, cider – and potluck dinner!

Bring friends, bring family, bring your potluck dish, and come help us usher in a new decade!

Dominion and the AT: Contact Your Senators and Representative (Again)

Late last week we learned that Dominion Energy is putting a full-court press with members of the Virginia congressional delegation to urge their support for congressional action on overturning the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to vacate the Forest Service permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline which, among other things, would have permitted the pipeline to cross the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The Court ruled that the Forest Service did not possess the legal authority to issue such a permit. This is notwithstanding the appeal of that decision that is due to be argued early next year before the U.S. Supreme Court.

We asked you this past summer and again in late September to contact your Congressional Representative and Senators Warner and Kaine to urge their opposition to any such rider or amendment. Hundreds of you responded. But, given this new development, renewed contact with your Representative and the two Senators is necessary, asking them: 1) to oppose any such legislation; and 2) to let their congressional leadership know they oppose it.

Here are documents to help you as you contact your legislators: