Last month, Governor McAuliffe’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced five public hearings across the Commonwealth to hear citizens’ concerns about the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines.
We need to show up in force!
Join Virginians from all around the state to stand up for clean drinking water, the climate, and rights of landowners. Together, we can pack these hearings and send this message to the DEQ: No new fracked-gas pipelines in Virginia!
Here are the details:
What: Pack the DEQ hearing on the dirty and dangerous Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Who: You and all your friends — invite a few!
When: Monday, August 7th, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: James Madison University Festival Conference & Student Center – Grand Ballroom, 1301 Carrier Drive Harrisonburg, VA 22807
What else: Wear a blue t-shirt and bring water from your home to participate in a statewide water ceremony! We’ll have stickers and pens available in the open house room for people to write down what watershed their water is from that stands to be impacted by the ACP (if they issue the 401).
Parking: Park only in Lots C11, C12, and D3 directly across Carrier Drive to the east of Festival Conference & Student Center. Click here for a parking guide.
RSVP: Click here to let us know you’re coming!
We have rented a room from 5-10 PM just beside the ballroom (Festival Conference Room 2) to be an open house for folks to get educational materials and have a space to gather and prepare their comments if they wish.
Refreshments, coffee, and tea will be provided at the open house room. We understand folks may have to wait a while to provide their comment and wanted to have some food on hand since this is all happening during dinner time.
Child Care will be Provided. RAPTORS (local anti-pipeline group in Harrisonburg) will provide child care. We plan to have a couple of child care providers on hand at all times from 5-9 PM with some kids activities/toys for kids of all ages. If you have any questions about child care, contact Yolo at email@example.com.
Housing will be provided for anyone who needs it! The Local Sierra Club Chapter is providing guest spaces for folks who have to travel far to the pubic hearing. A number of people along the pipeline corridor will have to drive hours to get to the public hearing in Harrisonburg. A number of folks in Harrisonburg have offered up their guest rooms to any pipeline fighter that needs a place to stay Monday night. If you want a place to stay for Monday night, please contact Liz Chenevey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo at the top from Flickr user Mark Klotz with a Creative Commons license.