WATER SOLIDARITY BANNER #NoACP #NoMVP
The Virginia Water Solidarity Banner is a 35' long anti-pipeline banner that includes a 30' two headed fish for the public to write down comments and sign their names. The banner is traveling the state, joining impacted communities at public hearings, standing with water protectors on the front lines, and being strung across threatened rivers. These actions of water solidarity are a call for all Virginians to rise and protect the many river basins the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines threaten. Let's raise this beast and protect our water!!
Our Water > Pipelines!!
DIRECT ACTION EVENTS:
DEQ Pipeline Hearings
Monday, August 7, 6:00pm: Harrisonburg, VA (Banner Present)
Tuesday, August 8, 6:00pm: Radford, VA (Banner Present)
Wednesday, August 9, 6:00pm: Chatham, VA (Banner Present)
Thursday, August 10, 6:00pm: Farmville, VA (Banner Present)
Monday, August 14, 6:00pm: Alberta, VA
Facebook event at
Banner Submitted as Public Comment
VA DEQ Building Richmond, VA
Tuesday, August 22, 9:00am
See the 192 public comments: PDF below
Clean Water Forum (Virginia Governor Candidates present)
Wednesday, September 6, 12pm: National Theater, Richmond, VA
Potterfield Memorial Bridge, Friday September 8th, Richmond, VA
ACP Crossing on the James River, Monday September 4, Yogaville, VA
ACP Crossing on the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake, VA TBA
ACP Crossing on the Jackson River, Bolar, VA TBA
James River Flotilla
September 3rd- 8th (Banner present for the 3rd and 8th)
September 3, Yogaville, VA (Banner Across James River Bridge 4:00 pm and banner present at camp for music performance)
Put in Monday September 4, Yogaville, VA (Banner Present)
Take out Thursday September 7th, Richmond, VA, Maidens Takeout
Friday September 8t, meet at Northside of Potterfield Memorial Bridge (T-Pot Bridge) 5:00pm. Drop banner at 5:30pm for drone flyover. After party at Earth Folk Collective.
Chesapeake Climate Action Network 3 Day DEQ Pipeline Resistance
3 day direct action at each of the 7 DEQ offices calling on McAuliffe and the DEQ to reject the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines.
September 12: Rally at all Virginia DEQ offices (Banner Present)
September 13: Prayer vigil all Virginia DEQ offices (Banner Present)
September 14: Protest at all Virginia DEQ offices (Banner Present)
Rockfish Valley Citizen Training Camp, Afton, VA
No Pipelines! Action Camp is a two-day direct action camp designed to train the growing movement in Virginia against the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. Greenpeace and regional trainers will teach participants ways to use our bodies to protect our communities, our lands, and our climate from powerful fossil fuel interests who want to carve up these beautiful mountains for profit. Understanding in nonviolent direct action is encouraged. Those with experience in direct action and training will have the option of attending a training-for-trainers on September 15th. More details to come after registration.Hosted by Greenpeace USA, NoACP, Friends of Nelson County, Blue Ridge Rapid Response
September 15, Friday: Trainers and organizers meet
September 16, Saturday: VRH Citizen Drone Course
September 17, Sunday: Continued action training
September 20th, 8:30 a.m. Rally at FERC, 888 First St NE, Washington, DC 20426
FERC Meeting,10 a.m.
Lobbying on the Hill, meetings being scheduled
Water is a commons - No one holds the right to destroy