A bill that would direct state agencies to evaluate the environmental threats posed by gold mining in Virginia was approved February 5 by the Virginia House of Delegates. The vote was 55 in favor, 45 against. HB 2213, a measure spearheaded by ABRA member Friends of Buckingham,
A proposed gold mining operation in Buckingham County, VA, first reported in the October 8 issue of ABRA Update, will be the subject of continued deliberation next week. The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission will conduct a joint hearing on Monday,
- – The Farmville Herald – 11/2/20
- – The Farmville Herald – 10/21/20
A Canadian mining company, Aston Bay Holdings, has been exploring Buckingham County, VA for the establishment of a large, open-pit gold mining operation. Though the company began drilling exploratory holes in 2016, plans for the mine did not come to light until quite recently.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC (ACP, LLC) has finally submitted a response to the January 7 decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the Buckingham compressor station. ACP, LLC made recently two supplemental information submissions to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ),
- – Bacon’s Rebellion – 3/31/20
- – The New York Times – 1/23/20
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s Buckingham compressor station air permit that was granted in January 2019 by the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board. The 47-page opinion was released on January 7.