Tell the State Air Pollution Control Board: NO compressor station in historic Union Hill
Dominion Energy wants to build a massive fracked gas compressor station for its Atlantic Coast Pipeline in the historic African-American community of Union Hill in Buckingham County, Va.
The giant 54,000-horsepower compressor station would run 24/7, creating toxic air emissions and near-constant noise pollution, harming the health and well-being of nearby communities.
Dominion needs an air pollution permit from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in order to build the compressor station. Over the summer, hundreds of Virginians sent in comments and concerns about the draft air permit. Now, the DEQ will present its recommendation and a summary of all our comments to the Air Pollution Control Board whose members will decide whether to approve or deny the permit.
Join us at the Air Pollution Control Board meeting in November. Tell the board to protect Union Hill and reject the permit for Dominion’s dangerous compressor station!
Air Pollution Control Board meeting
When: Nov. 8 and 9, at 9:30 AM
Where: Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Building, Level 2, Room E21-AB
301 N. 3rd Street, Richmond
When: Thursday, Nov. 8
Where: Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church
614 N 3rd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
- We are all Union Hill Press Conference at 8:00 AM
- FREE Lunch (provided by Richmond Food Not Bombs) at time TBD by Air Board day of
Solidarity Activities are all at Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church just 2.5 blocks from the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Volunteers will help guide you to the church and back to the Convention Center.
How to comment at the Air Board Meeting on Nov. 8
If you sent in comments to the DEQ, or commented at the DEQ public hearing in Buckingham on Sept. 11, you may make a comment at the air board meeting!
Convention Center doors open on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 8:30 AM. Be sure to arrive early if you wish to sign up to comment (but DEQ will accept comment sign ups throughout the day).
In the meantime, please RSVP here if you plan to attend one or both days of the air board meeting.