History, Health at Stake in Buckingham County

An Appalachian Voices June 4, 2018 Front Porch Blog post, History, Health at Stake in Buckingham County, discusses what is at stake for the residents of Union Hill in Buckingham County, threatened by the Atlantic Coast pipeline. “Both Dominion and FERC, which has approved the project, have essentially ignored the deep history of the community, founded by freedmen and still predominantly African-American. This cultural ‘erasure,’ as anthropologist Lakshmi Fjord describes it, is nothing short of racist.”

See also the excellent People in the Path of Pipelines series, where residents along the routes share their stories of their land and their water at risk.