Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Aug 8 Event to UNIFY pipeline fighters nationwide: HANDS ACROSS OUR LAND

Please feel free to share this on ALL PIPLEINE lists,
on the east coast, and nationwide!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ann Nau <>
Date: Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 11:05 PM
Subject: Aug 8 Event

Hi, everyone.
Free Nelson (one of the many fantastic groups fighting Dominion's Atlantic Coast Pipeline) is coordinating an event for August called Hands Across Our Land: August 18 at 10:00am

From the event page: 

Join us as we take a stand to protect our land and communities from the unnecessary and unwanted onslaught of new natural gas infrastructure.

We are citizens, small business owners, and farmers from every walk of life standing up for our heritage and culture in rural West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.

We are united in our goal to stop the industrialization
of our properties and communities by energy companies
who seek to profit by stealing our land,
through the misuse of eminent domain!

Dominion, Duke, Piedmont Natural Gas, AGL Resources, NextEra, EQT, and others would build their pipelines within feet of our homes, destroy thousands of acres of forested land, pollute our water supply, degrade our national treasures by crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, and the pristine George Washington and Monongahela National Forests...

all in the name of profit for the few on the backs of thousands of private property owners. Stand with us as we hold Hands Across Our Land to protect our way of life!"
According to their event organizer, Sharon: 
"The event was originally organized as a joint Mountain Valley/ACP event, but it has been suggested we make it national, or at least on the East Coast.  It's a simple idea where folks hold an action in their local communities. 

They gather to hold hands symbolically creating a blockade, signifying we are protecting our land, water, and forests.

The community gets to choose the location and time of the event sometime on Tuesday, August 18.  We suggest actions take place at a landmark or somewhere along the proposed route, like a river, that will be harmed. Of course, media coverage is crucial and I've prepared a press release, and an overview of the action, which I email out to each group who participates.  We also have a graphic in color and b/w everyone can use in promoting the event.
We would love to have you join us!"
So if you think you might be interested or know other who might be, check out the event page or contact:

 Sharon Ponton
Free Nelson Organizer
(434) 420-1874
Ann Nau
Myersville Citizens for a Rural Community

May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)

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