The Mountains are Coming to NoVa!
**Music by Rachel Eddy and the SUN SiNG Collective, including Joshua Vana, Bj Brown, and Graham Smith-White!** Featuring Karenna Gore, Center for Earth Ethics.
Rally with us at the courthouse in Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's hometown to encourage him to rise above the incompetence, corruption, and climate consequences associated with fracked gas pipelines. Delegates Chris Hurst and Sam Rasoul will lead Southwest Virginians to NoVa to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with allies from across the Commonwealth and demand that construction stop on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and all new pipelines.
We request that Mark Herring
1) halt work on Mountain Valley Pipeline,
2) pursue his lawsuit against MVP to its fullest and refuse to settle the case for petty fines,
3) and affirm the state's authority to revoke the 401 water quality certification that it granted.
We invite Herring to join us on May 18.
Please register to let us know you're coming: https://tinyurl.com/standwithappalachia
If you're interested in transportation from the New River Valley, register at https://tinyurl.com/vanpoolsagainstpipelines
Del. Sam Rasoul
Del. Chris Hurst
Del. Elizabeth Guzman
Professor Emily Hammond, George Washington Law
This event is part of a weekend-long effort, Virginians for Justice: Progress Not Pipelines! On May 17 and 18, Virginians from all across the state will unite in common cause to oppose unjust and unneeded fracked-gas pipelines anywhere in the Commonwealth, and to stand in solidarity for environmental justice and the climate.
Virginians oppose the MVP, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), and the Southside Connector because they are unnecessary, unjust, and destructive of our water, ecosystems, and climate. Virginians demand real action on climate change, including major reductions in fossil fuel production and use. Virginians want a democracy that is not captured by corporate interests and a regulatory process that is honest, transparent, responsive to Virginians, and protective of the most vulnerable among us.
Virginians for Justice: PROGRESS NOT PIPELINES! is co-sponsored by POWHR (Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights), Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, 350 Loudoun, Indivisible NoVA West, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter - Great Falls, The Climate Reality Project - Northern Virginia chapter, Indivisible Northern Virginia, Fauquier Indivisible, Food & Water Watch - Virginia, Water is Life. Protect It., Protect Our Commonwealth, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice, Appalachian Voices, Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light, Friends of Nelson, NOVA Climate Action Network, 350 Fairfax, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter - Falls of the James, Wild Virginia, Indivisible Charlottesville, Virginia Justice Democrats, Virginia's Poor People's Campaign, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Concern for a New Generation, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, ARTivism, Friends of Buckingham, the SUN SiNG Collective, Mothers Out Front Fairfax County, People Demanding Action, Virginia River Healers.
#NoMVP #NoACP #NoSouthsideConnector #StandwithRed
Please see the Facebook event here.