Groups Call Attention to Dominion's Acts of Environmental Injustice Ahead of Dominion Co-sponsored event in Richmond

NAACP members oppose pipelines and support environmental justice. Dominion Energy should not say we support their dirty energy infrastructure in any way.
By: Bridging the Gap
Bridging the Gap
Bridging the Gap
RICHMOND, Va. - Oct. 30, 2019 - PRLog -- Opponents of Dominion Energy's deliberate acts of environmental racism will gather outside of the NAACP Virginia State Conference office at 1214 Graham Road, Richmond, VA 23220 at 11:30am. Speakers will include Richard Walker of Bridging the Gap in Virginia, whose family home is impacted by Dominion's proposed Compressor Station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Andrea Miller, of People Demanding Action. Dominion's environmental injustice to the Union Hill community of Buckingham, VA will be highlighted at this press event.

This gathering is ahead of the Dominion-sponsored "And Yet We Rise," to be held later that day in Henrico. The 5pm event at the West Broad Hilton is billed as a "symposium focused on teaching and presenting the complete and accurate 400 year history of people of African descent in America," and does not address Dominion's active role in harming the historic African-American community of Union Hill.

A letter from People Demanding Action, directed to the leadership of the NAACP, has over 400 signers have asked:

"We the members, communities directly impacted by reckless projects led by utilities like Dominion across the Commonwealth of Virginia, demand:

a) Cancel this event or restructure it to exclude Dominion from participation or sponsorship of any kind; b) Return Dominion's donation; and c) Release an apology letter to explain to Union Hill residents, VSC NAACP members and statewide allies why the decision to co-sponsor an event with Dominion was deemed acceptable and how the VSC will regain trust and credibility to its stated mission and values.

Should this event occur, the VSC NAACP Executive Committee will continue to send a clear message to its membership and impacted communities that Dominion Energy, and all other utilities and corporations, can continue to exploit people and our natural resources, as long as they donate money. This is unacceptable."

"We Will Not Allow Dominion to Keep BUYING US OFF to Further ENSLAVE COMMUNITIES of COLORS"!!
said Richard Walker of Bridging the Gap.

About Bridging the Gap in Virginia: Bridging the Gap in Virginia is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization  committed to providing a bridge to success to those men and women struggling with addiction, incarceration, chronic homelessness and lack of employ-ability.  Our organization is strengthened by our partnerships with public and private agencies, and community and faith-based organizations. These partnerships help our organization to create a unique blend of services to reduce recidivism, homelessness, unemployment, and relapse. We are always seeking to collaborate with other agencies and organizations toward common goals and outcome.

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