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Conference call set to focus on ACP

A conference call scheduled for Monday, 1:30 p.m. is set to focus on environmental justice concerns related with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and development in Buckingham County.

The call is set to have an African-American descendent of Freedmen who founded the Union Hill community in Buckingham County, a representative of Gov. Ralph Northam’s Advisory Council on Environmental Justice and organizations opposed to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), including The Friends of Buckingham, Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative and Virginia Advisory Council on Environmental Justice.

The teleconference call, organized by the Global Justice Ecology Project, Friends of Buckingham and Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative, comes before a public hearing from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s (VDEQ) Air Control Board about issuing an air permit for the ACP’s 53,783 horsepower compressor station, which is proposed to be built at the Union Hill community off Route 56. The hearing is set to take place Tuesday, 5 p.m. at Buckingham County Middle School at 1184 High School Road.

A media release announcing the conference call cited that participants can join via computer tablet or smartphone by visiting https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/169009541  or calling the toll free number at 1 (866) 899-4679, or call +1 (571) 317-3116. Access code is
169-009-541.