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Dear  <<First Name>>,


Good news/bad news? We learned, as we waited at the Buckingham Administration Building, that the Zoning Text Amendment Hearing scheduled that night - Tuesday, October 13, was suddenly canceled! Both technical and procedural issues were stated by county spokespeople.

This delay has given us the opportunity to continue to reach more of the folks in the directly impacted neighborhoods as well as to communicate with county and Virginia residents about this open-pit gold mining threat.

Concerned people are reaching out in support of this campaign as we develop helpful relationships with organizations across the state and beyond. Thank you! We'll be keeping you updated as information arises.

For more on gold mining in brief and extensive resources check this out. Thanks to Mary Finley Brook, PhD.

We are grateful for the continued media coverage.  Check out Sean Tubb's podcast Charlottesville Community Engagement - October 13, 2020: Gold mining in Buckingham (at 3 minutes); Charlottesville gets a new fire chief; voter registration system down statewide.

The Mountain Valley Pipeline continues to vex the impacted communities of Southwest Virginia. Keep sending LOVE, because they need it, and a whole lot more.

Heidi Dhivya Berthoud
Secretary Friends of Buckingham

Mountain Valley Pipeline 
Actions you can take


Next Steps in the MVP Fight event is exactly what it sounds like! https://www.facebook.com/events/255524985707731

Comment Party will focus on the USFS supplemental environmental impact statement (deadline Nov. 9) https://www.facebook.com/events/1037144373386290

Please visit the event page and post your trail photos for Hands Across the AT: https://www.facebook.com/events/334893557796564/ 

Antiracism and Historic Preservation Activism in Appalachian Virginia (Affrilachia Speaker Series) (archived video) (Not directly pipeline related but extremely powerful and important.)

Read the Press Release: Appalachian Voices denounces FERC's greenlight for Mountain Valley Pipeline to resume


Calendar:
October 15, Today! SUN SiNG iN PLACE Online concert with Virginia Organizing [link]
October 21 Next Steps in the fight against Mountain Valley Pipeline [link]
October 24: Virtual Hands Across AT [link]
October 27 Forest Service Comment Writing Party w/ Wild Virginia [link]
Nov 9 - deadline for technical comments on Forest Service decision  [link]


Thanks to Cat McCue of Appalachian Voices for this list.
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