Our Air, Our Health, Our Common Future: The Fight to Save Union Hill


Our Air, Our Health, Our Common Future: The Fight to Save Union Hill

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM, Union Hill, Virginia

Join friends, neighbors and Virginians leading the fight to protect our communities against corporate polluters for a Town Hall to address this important question: What kind of Commonwealth are we?

Refreshments will be served immediately following the event program. Please register on our Eventbrite web page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-air-our-health-our-common-future-the-fight-to-save-union-hill-tickets-69378548105) so you have all the details and directions to the event (and to give us an accurate head count for food!).

The Town Hall will take place on the ancestral land of Taylor Harper, a former slave who bought a portion of the plantation land he once toiled in Union Hill. This community has been targeted for a massive, dangerous fracked-gas compressor station that would be part of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline – a highly controversial, expensive and unneeded project.

You’ll hear from several Harper descendants as well as other Union Hill landowners who likewise trace their ancestry to the courageous women and men who founded this historic community, and other area residents. The Town Hall will also feature speakers from the Southern Environmental Law Center and Chesapeake Bay Foundation who are representing community members in efforts to stop the compressor station.

The fight for Union Hill is part of a broader struggle for environmental justice in Virginia. It also includes the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Chickahominy power plant, the mega dump (called “Green Ridge”) in Cumberland County and other projects that threaten vulnerable communities. Together, communities across the commonwealth are calling on our elected leaders to take meaningful action to develop sound environmental policies that leave no community behind.

Hosted by Appalachian Voices, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Virginia Interfaith Power and Light, POWHR, Water Is Life. Protect It.

See also the Event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/506866846742060/