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Preserving Floyd’s Water Future
November 11, 2017 : 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join Preserve Floyd and our regional and state-wide allies on November 11 from 6-9 PM to learn more about how we can protect, preserve and safeguard Floyd’s Water Future.
This engaging, entertaining and educational evening will include:
–A scrumptious soup supper
–A public presentation of “To the Last Drop: Floyd’s Water Future”
–A locally insightful and broadly applicable panel discussion
–Marvelous music by Michael Kovick
–Oppportunities to help preserve Floyd’s water
$6 for soup
$6 for movie
$10 for both
The funds raised at this event are going toward Preserve Floyd’s water-related programs of work, led by the Water Working Group (including, but not limited to: proposed policy, water testing, and public education) and also to support Floyd’s Water Protectors as they head to Richmond in December to attend the public meetings about the Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s 401 water permitting decisions. The Virginia State Water Control Board (SWCB) will be voting on the 401 water permits at these meetings and making their recommendation to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). It is our hope to support our neighbors in Preserve Franklin, Preserve Roanoke Preserve Craig and others who intend to testify at these meetings as well.
From DEQ’s press release:
“The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will present a summary of the public comments it received and will make its recommendations to the board on the proposed additional conditions at each meeting. Also at each meeting, the board may approve, deny or amend the recommendations.”
Tammy Belinsky, who worked on this issue with Preserve Craig, a frontline community in the pipeline battle, said: “Each member of the State Water Control Board has a singular duty to the citizens of Virginia to assure the protection of our water resources. Their
decisions on these pipelines will be their legacy on how they chose to execute that duty.” Learn more: http://pipelineupdate.org/
Here’s a good resource to catch up on the issue of 401 water permitting and the SWCB: http://pipelineupdate.org/
We hope to see you there!