Category Archives: Videos

“We’ve Been Sold”

“We’ve Been Sold” This short film from Water Is Life. Protect It tells a story that has Virginians righteously angry.

Call Governor Northam EACH AND EVERY DAY until he rights this wrong. 804-786-2211

Call the Secretary of Natural Resources, Matthew Strickler, EACH AND EVERY DAY until he rights this wrong. 804-786-0044

Rural communities resisting the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley fracked gas pipelines learned years ago of the corruption and collusion fueling these projects. But even they never dreamed our former governor, his Department of Environmental Quality and the developers of the pipelines would sink this low.

Join the call to our new Governor to right this wrong.

Rainy Days, High Water

Watch Richard Averitt’s quick video, made on Sunday, February 11, 2018, to document the very regular but significant rainfall over the weekend and how the proposed location of the ACP staging areas and pipe across Spruce Creek is destined to fail and wreck this pristine stream. This same thing is playing out across thousands of streams in Virginia.

Video: Beyond the Pipeline

A new video, Beyond the Pipeline, focuses on ways individuals and communities in Augusta, Nelson, and Buckingham counties are coming together to stand up against the ACP.

Lee White: “It starts on the local level. We have to act. We have to step up. It’s our responsibility.”

Richard Averitt: “We’re fighting an extraordinarily powerful enterprise. And really, at its core, we’re fighting things that are so hard-baked into our legal system, and our society, and the incentives that are there, that you recognize when you get into this that it’s not really about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. That’s a symptom of a much, much bigger problem, and it’s going to take all of us to turn it around.”

Join us in the fight!

(A production of Amanda Joy Photographics, Conservation Division.)

Jobs for Virginians? – NOT!

On January 20, 2018, one day after FERC gave permission to ACP to beginning cutting trees, but before final permits have been issued in Virginia and North Carolina, out-of-state crews arrived in Buckingham County with chain saws.

Irene Leech from Buckingham County reports, “Trees are being cut on the right of way for the ACP right now. None of the trucks has a Virginia license. None of the workers is from Buckingham county where logging is a primary skill. Utah, Arkansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Texas are represented. Some just have machetes but most have backpacks in which they carry chain saws. The odor of the fuel permeates. They are housed in Farmville – not Buckingham. We do not see anything they might have purchased in Buckingham. FERC gave them the needed tolling order yesterday but they had to be nearby to be at work by about 9am today.”