The Truth Is in the Proof: excellent new video focusing on the Limpert property in Highland County.
What if anything can stop the construction of the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines? The level of frustration is growing as more people wake up to the reality that the pipelines pose significant danger to fragile ecosystems along their paths. Concerned citizens, landowners, lawmakers, environmentalists and many government officials continue to protest. Join them!
An Appalachian Voices video, posted to YouTube on June 4, 2018, highlights Bill and Lynn Limpert of Bath County, Virginia, who are fighting back to protect their old-growth forest from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Join the Circle of Protection, Sundays from 1-2 pm, a weekly interfaith prayer vigil to protect Buckingham County from the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the proposed Union Hill ACP Compressor Station.
June 3, 2018, will feature music from Graham (creator of the Sun Bus) http://solarpoweredmusic.com/ , a story from cultural anthropologist Lakshmi Fjord, PhD, Buckingham County resident and original member of Yogaville, and a loaves and fishes potluck at 2 in the church basement.
The vigils are open air on the grounds of Union Hill Baptist Church, 1496 Union Hill Road (State Route 663), Buckingham, VA. Details/directions for the event at Circle of Protection. It is a good idea to print out directions for the event before setting forth, as reception can be vague in certain parts of the county.
On Wednesday May 30, 2018, the Governor’s Advisory Council for Environmental Justice met in Buckingham, Virginia, the site of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s sole, mega-sized, toxic-emitting compressor station for the entire state of Virginia. The people of Union Hill and Woods Corner, who would suffer disproportionate impacts to their health, safety, history, cultural attachment, and property if this travesty of justice is allowed to go forward, were able to make public, on-the-record comments to the Council
From Virginia River Healers: Citizen Drone captured views of Union Hill and areas where Dominion Energy and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are preparing to build a fracked gas compressor station. As seen from the drone, the 68 acres where the ACP plans to construct their compressor station is situated next to many residential homes and farms. The ACP purchased the land from Variety Shade landowners of Virginia, which at one point was a plantation that profited from slavery. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline paid over ten times the areas average price per acre in an area where the population is 85% African American and one-third of the residents are descendants of freedmen. This is what environmental racism looks like. Dominion Energy and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline must be stopped! This compressor station must be stopped and the violence of all fracked gas industries must end! Stand with Union Hill.