Today, Virginia’s State Air Pollution Control Board voted 6-0 to defer until December a decision on a permit requested by Dominion Energy to operate a 55,000 horsepower natural gas compressor station for its proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Buckingham County.…
Hundreds of Virginians voiced their concerns this summer about a massive fracked gas compressor station proposed in the heart of Virginia as part of the risky Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Some of them have everything at stake — their health, home and heritage as part of the historic African-American community of Union Hill.
The former vice president joined with the Poor People’s Campaign and others on a two-day tour to highlight the link between environmental injustice and poverty.
The omissions and errors in the permitting process for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline regarding an African-American community in central Virginia amounts to racism. A state panel on environmental justice calls for a new process.