Join us at 10AM on June 21st either in person or online to protect the Charles City area from even more pollution than it already has to deal with:
On June 21st, Virginia’s Air Pollution Control Board will be reviewing a permit for the largest natural gas power plant in Virginia, and one of the largest in the United States. Proposed by the Northern Virginia firm Balico, Chickahominy Power Station is slated to be up and running by 2022, and it would generate more than 1600 MW of energy using fracked gas piped across the state from the Marcellus shale region. Investors say that this energy will supply data centers and the technology industry being built in our region, despite the fact that companies like Amazon and Facebook have promised to shift quickly to 100% renewable energy.
Based on Balico’s own projections, the Chickahominy power plant will emit nearly six and a half million tons of carbon every year. Virginians are already threatened by sea level rise and extreme weather from climate change; investing in new fossil fuel infrastructure will accelerate this crisis.
(from Beth Kreydatus, Associate Professor, Department of Focused Inquiry, University College, Virginia Commonwealth University)
1000 Virginia Center Pkwy
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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