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Letter: Another thought on mining

Letter: Another thought on mining

More people are hearing about the fact that there is a streak of gold running through Buckingham County, and are growing concerned. Not many people know that before the California gold rush much of the gold mined in our country came from Buckingham County. Back then...

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Letter: Gold Mining In Virginia?

Letter: Gold Mining In Virginia?

Modern open pit gold mining of low grade ore is one of the most polluting mining activities there is. Recent studies have documented that more than 90% of gold mines that are near underground or surface water cause contamination of that water. Many open pit gold mines...

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LTE: Community Bill of Rights

LTE: Community Bill of Rights

David Quillen: "Some of your Buckingham County readers might have seen people at the various country stores collecting signatures for a petition that is circulating in the county.In response to the threat of industrial gold mining coming into Buckingham County, a...

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Letter to the editor: Myths about gold mining

Letter to the editor: Myths about gold mining

Haile gold mine, SC David Waters: "When foreign corporations promise that industrial gold mining will bring Buckingham County jobs... don't fall for it! The truth? Many of those positions require specialized workers from elsewhere." Read the full article online,...

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My Turn: The case for local self-governance

My Turn: The case for local self-governance

Let the people decide if they wish to preserve the health, safety and welfare of their communities, thereby guaranteeing a sustainable future by protecting their valuable ecosystems and their social values and forcing corporations that seek to profit from industrial activities to be more accountable to the people and ecosystems most affected.

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Letter: We the people must stand united

Kenda Hanuman: "Thank you for Deputy’s Facebook post questioned by Alexa Massey. This topic reflects the inequality that the Poor People’s Campaign addresses when saying ‘Fight poverty, not the poor’. Dr. Rev. Willliam Barber II alerts us to the fact that the United...

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Cville article on ACP defeat,  VACRN response

Cville article on ACP defeat, VACRN response

In response to a well written article in the Cville Weekly, Heidi Dhivya Berthoud wrote a letter to the editor, published in the August 12-18 edition. No link was available, thus the text is copied here: Erika Howsare wrote a great article [“Hallelujah, What’s...

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Virginia Community Rights Network Launched

Mindy Zlotnick Letter to the Farmville Herald Editor: "The fight against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) taught us that when people work together, we can win." Read more at the Farmville Herald, published Wednesday July 22, 2020 To view a scanned copy of the article...

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