Tell Dominion Power No New Coal Plants in Virginia

On June 25, people from all over the Appalachian region and from all over the Commonwealth of Virginia will be gathering in Richmond, Virginia, to tell Dominion not to build another coal-fired power plant in our state! In a cradle-to-grave march, activists will walk from the Massey Headquarters at 11:00 am at 4 N 4th Street in Richmond, Va to the Dominion Headquarters at 7th St & E. Cary St. The march will demonstrate the harmful effects of coal from the mining process to the burning for electricity.
 

Larry Gibson at a 2005 protest in Richmond.

Their currently proposed plant in Wise County, Va will generate 585-megawatts of power (thats a big plant!) and can burn everything from coal to waste coal to biomass. The plant will be built less than 5 miles from another, filthy power plant, and will draw water from one of the most valuable and diverse rivers in the country, the Clinch River.
 
We don’t want this power plant and we’re going to show Dominion how we feel about it! We will ask Dominion to take the funds for the plant to invest in conservation and renewable energies so we can keep another coal-fired power plant from being built.

Can you help us?

Come to Richmond, Monday, June 25 to rally in front of the company’s headquarters, play and hear good music, and have a creative performance to show Dominion we mean business, and not theirs!

Meet at 11:00 am at 4 N 4th Street to March to Dominion’s headquarters, or join us at noon at Dominion’s headquarters.
 
Check out the following links to find out more about the plant
http://www.appvoices.org/index.php?/air/new_power_plants/wise_county_plant/
www.samsva.org
 
For more information, rideshare, housing accomodations, or other questions/comments, please email Hannah at [email protected] or call (276) 565-1629 or (434) 960-2080.
See you there!
 
Organized by Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS), Mountain Justice Virginia, and others.

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