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Virginians face threat from toxic gold mining

The gold mining industry is eyeing central Virginia for a major expansion that could bring one of the most toxic industries to our state. Buckingham County is potentially ground zero.

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VICTORY! The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is cancelled!

In a historic win for environmental justice, the 600-mile, massive fracked-gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline project has been cancelled.

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Momentous win for environmental justice and against pipelines!

Communities and organizations fighting the proposed fracked-gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline celebrated a monumental win for environmental justice this week.

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Rooted vision: Activists across the generations

A group of social justice activists from 17 to 75 from Virginia traveled to the 8th annual Southern Movement Assembly in Mississippi, where they made connections and drew inspiration from others.

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MVP Ordered to Halt Work, Buckingham Gets Day in Court

Federal regulators ordered Mountain Valley Pipeline developers to halt work in mid-October, and a community’s legal challenge against a proposed compressor station in Union Hill, Va., moved forward.

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Rallying Against Pipelines

Protestor speaks at protest

On May 17 and 18, Appalachian Voices participated in two massive events where Virginians called on state leaders to stop construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and to block the Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor station slated for the community of Union Hill.

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Banning fracking worldwide

An international tribunal on human rights, fracking and climate change is calling for a worldwide ban on fracking. The community of Union Hill, Va., helped play a role in this historic occasion.

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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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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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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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