We are delighted to share the video of the Friends of Nelson online celebration of the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. We couldn’t celebrate in person, but on September 5, 2020, two months after Dominion’s announcement, we had a wonderful online party – with speakers, music, and slide shows – and we now offer the video of the party for your enjoyment. Many thanks to our party’s planning team, Mary Eiserman, Jill Averitt, and Joyce Burton, to Irene Leech for her video editing, and to Charlie Hickox for help with the video upload to YouTube.
And – hold the date! – we hope to have an in-person celebration on July 5, 2021, the first anniversary of the ACP cancellation.
We all want to celebrate the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline! We’ve been imagining for years what our big, well-deserved celebration party might be like. But in the Covid world, celebrating together is not an option right now. So (dependent on Covid status) – Friends of Nelson will be planning a big celebration for a year from now. Perhaps the one-year anniversary, July 5, 2021, or perhaps in fall of 2021 when it is cooler. You will all be invited! We WILL celebrate together!
Join the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter on Wednesday, July 1 for a free film screening of “Robeson Rises,” followed by group discussion from panelists fighting pipelines across VA, NC and WV. . The film, by Michael Pogoloff, is a project of EcoRobeson, Appalachian Voices and Green Hero Films.
The Sierra Club is honored to have as panelists: Donna Chavis of Lumberton, NC (Atlantic Coast Pipeline), Alma White of Chesapeake, VA (Southside Connector); La’Veesha Allen Rollins of Charles City County (Header Improvement Project, C4GT, Chickahominy Gas Plants); Lynn Wilson of Henrico, VA (Header Improvement Project); Chad Oba of Buckingham, VA (Atlantic Coast Pipeline); and Maury Johnson of Monroe, WV (Mountain Valley Pipeline)
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Wednesday, July 1, 6:30-8:00pm
6:40-7:00pm Film Screening
7:00-7:30pm Panelist Presentation
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The film is being presented through Working Films
From Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance ABRA Update #279, June 4, 2020
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is sponsoring a webinar on environmental justice on Wednesday, June 17, from 6-8 pm. The event is being conducted by Skeo Solutions, with which DEQ has contracted to assist it in seeking public input on how the agency can advance environmental justice concepts through its programs. For registration information on participating in the webinar, click here.