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Dear  <<First Name>>,

This is a quick reminder of our gold mining webinar this week, and news about FERC actually listening to You!

Gold mining: We anticipate the need for a Virginia state-wide wake up call. In the public interest, we are co-hosting with the Virginia League of Conservation Voters (VALCV) this Webinar:

How Virginia’s Gold Could Harm Your Community 
Thursday March 18, 6-7 pm.
Please register here.

You will hear from impacted Buckingham community residents, Delegate Guzman and biophysicist Steve Emerman.

For more detailed information, visit Newsletter #129. Where do you live? The 4 maps have since been updated. Check out the stirring videos of a mine waste dam failure - a when, not if, occurrence.

Stay tuned for further actions. Meanwhile, educating yourself and others, is the action of the hour. Thank you.

Heidi Dhivya Berthoud
Secretary Friends of Buckingham

Tell FERC: No more pipelines!


In 1978, Congress passed legislation establishing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The law included a requirement that FERC create an Office of Public Participation.

It never did.
Too many people in Appalachia and across America have for years experienced frustration with the process FERC uses to approve fracked-gas pipelines and other infrastructure, not to mention the tremendous harm to private property and shared natural resources that occur when those projects are built.

Now, finally, FERC is moving to establish the Office of Public Participation (OPP), thanks to the persistent insistence of our aggrieved outspoken landowner activist friends.

On Wednesday, March 17 between 1:00 and 2:30pm (EST), the commission will hold a listening session for landowners and communities.

Our partner, Appalachian Voices has all the information you need here to give input now: talking points, sign up links, background. Let FERC know our communities must be heard!
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