Buckingham Community Gets Help in Fight Against Compressor Station
BUCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - People in Buckingham County are getting support from a nonprofit in their legal fight against a compressor station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
The historic African American community of Union Hill is appealing the State Air Pollution Board's approval of the plan. On Friday, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed a brief, saying the station would erase Union Hill's history and hurt the environment.
The group also argues industrial pollution and its impacts unfairly target African-American communities.