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Buckingham rises up with visit from Rev. Barber, Al Gore

Civil rights and climate activists Rev. William Barber and former Vice President Al Gore drew more than 1,000 people to a town hall meeting in Buckingham, Va., to highlight the environmental racism of the proposed frack-gas compressor station in the African-American community of Union Hill.

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Elizabeth Ore and Peter Cowan

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Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Southgate extension would cut straight through this couple’s yard if approved, potentially damaging their well and septic tank.

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Virginia’s Union Hill community continues fight for environmental justice

Pipeline resisters were distraught – but, alas, not surprised – when Va. regulators OK’d a huge fracked-gas compressor station in historic Union Hill. But all vowed to continue the fight for environmental justice.

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Citizen Science in Appalachia

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From monitoring the health of local waterways to tracking the changing seasons, people from all walks of life are seizing the opportunity to participate in scientific projects.

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Va. air board delays decision on ACP compressor station in African-American community

The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board today delayed a highly anticipated vote on the controversial proposed compressor station in the largely black community of Union Hill in Buckingham County. In a packed meeting room of mostly opponents of the proposed

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Advancing a Democratic Energy System

Tom Cormons

Our Executive Director Tom Cormons discusses why we need an energy system that is responsive and responsible to the people it serves.

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MVP and ACP fracked-gas projects both dealt major blows — again

The Virginia State Water Control Board voted 4-3 today to reconsider the Clean Water Act section 401 certification that the board approved last December for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Six days after Attorney General Mark Herring filed an enforcement suit

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100 sign letter to Va. air board to reject frack-gas facility in African-American community

Environmental justice advocates Karenna Gore, Mustafa Santiago Ali, Don Cheadle and Ed Begley, Jr. were among the 100 people who signed a letter to Va. regulators urging a denial of huge compressor station in the largely African-American community of Union Hill.

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Corps suspends stream-crossing permit for entire length of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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The Army Corps of Engineers late yesterday suspended an essential permit for the fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline, meaning its developers cannot do any work on stream or wetland crossings along its entire 600-mile route in West Virginia, Virginia and

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Our air. Our lives.

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.

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