Mothers Out Front RVA has been hard at work supporting a community where a private company is attempting to build the largest fracked gas plant in the state of Virginia. In fact, it would be one of the largest in the nation. The permitting process has already begun for this facility to be built in Charles City County, just 30 miles east of Richmond.
If the Chickahominy Power Station is constructed, it will emit 6.5 million tons of carbon every year, and it’ll be responsible for dangerous pollution that will threaten the health and safety of residents in this majority minority rural community.
Local residents were not informed during the initial stages of this project, but in the past few months, community members have formed an organization called Concerned Citizens of Charles City County, or C5. They are working tirelessly to stop the plant’s construction, but they need our help. In order to build the Chickahominy Power Plant, the investors need a “Special Exception Permit” from Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality.
Together, we plan to submit comments to the DEQ requesting a citizen review through Virginia’s State Water Control Board. Please join us to learn more about the gas plant, the risks its poses to our air and water, the consequences it will have on climate change, and submit a comment. Every comment submitted will be counted, and it’s imperative we send in as many comments as possible for them to grant this review.
Please RSVP for the Chickahominy Power Station Letter Writing Workshop by RSVPing on this page, emailing Jessica Bull at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the Facebook Event page. Make an even bigger impact by bringing friends or family, and sharing the event with fellow Virginia residents.
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