Talking Points for Your Comments to the Air Board

As you write your comments to the Air Pollution Control Board during this abbreviated comment period (now through January 4, 2019), you may find some good talking points in the summary of comments made during the August-September comment period. The summary, originally published on November 2, 2018, was compiled with the excellent work of folks from Appalachian Voices, Friends of Buckingham and the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter.

Keep in mind that per the Air Board’s instructions, comments are limited to questions and concerns on demographics and site suitability for the proposed air compressor station. The Board also said that the permit conditions, including the amendments that were discussed and approved at the December 19, 2018, meeting, are not subject to public comment. And further, the Board indicated that public comment is not being sought on the conduct of a health assessment by the Virginia Department of Health. Documents to be commented on are listed here. Despite the Air Board’s restrictions, the summary of earlier comments may provide you with useful points to consider.