Buckingham County

It was a combination protest, spiritual revival and celebration as about 800 people packed the gym at a middle school in Buckingham County last night to hear from environmental activist Al Gore and political activist William Barber. They had come to oppose the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and construction of a massive compressor station in the historic black community called Union Hill.

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A state board in Virginia approved a controversial plan Tuesday to build a natural gas compressor station in a historic African-American community, prompting angry shouts of "shame" from more than 200 opponents.


Opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have one last chance to stop the project through state regulation when the Air Pollution Control Board meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 8 in  Midlothian's Doubletree Hotel .  They hope the board will refuse a permit for the compressor station needed to push gas through the line. 

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A Virginia air pollution panel delayed a closely watched vote Wednesday on whether to approve a key permit for a planned multistate natural gas pipeline.

Two dozen people braved a cold, windy afternoon to protest in front of Dominion’s office in Charlottesville.