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We do have local authority to protect vs metallic mining – will we act on it?

Ken Nadle debuts for public comments. Thank you for getting out of your comfort zone to speak up for what you love! With the National Academies of Sciences (NASEM) final report in, and the State Agency Committee wrapping up their report on the impacts of gold mining...

Letter to the editor – Buckingham needs a dual defense against gold mining

Buckingham County Board of Supervisors Must Consider a Dual Defense Against Gold Mining. In addition to the environmental destruction inherent to gold mining, I would like the Board of Supervisors and county residents to consider the financial consequences of a gold...

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The James Exchange interviews VACRN & FoB about gold mining

Nancy Gill, former Scottsville mayor started a podcast centered on a small river town. She has done 2 interviews with us now (Friends of Buckingham partnered with Virginia Community Rights Network). In each one she has gathered additional extensive pertinent...

Grass roots organizers fight plans to mine for gold in Buckingham County

Before prospectors found gold in California, many of them were digging here in Virginia. “This was front and center for gold mining back in the 1800’s and in Buckingham alone there are over 70 abandoned mines all full of mercury,” says community organizer Heidi Dhivya...

Op Ed, LTE: Why wait to protect Buckingham County?

The Farmville Herald is steady with the coverage on gold mining! Mindy Zlotnick and Chad Oba speak out. Check out a pdf of 2 letters in the August 24, 2022 publication here. Read another article by Finn Pollard in the Richmond Times Dispatch - scroll for it. Why wait...

New Zealand river’s personhood status offers hope to Māori

The Whanganui River winds through the town of Whanganui, New Zealand, on June 15, 2022. In 2017, New Zealand passed a groundbreaking law granting personhood status to the river. The law declares that the river is a living whole, from the mountains to the sea,...

How a Small Town in Maine Stopped a Silver Mine

The Pennamaquan River flows past Pembroke, Maine, not far from where Canadian company Wolfden Resources proposed to mine for silver. The town banned industrial mining this spring. PHOTO BY RYAN MALAGARA A Canadian company planned to mine silver nearby, so town...

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