Everything you need to know about the MVP Southgate Lambert Compressor Station upcoming decision and how you can help.
There will be State Air Pollution Control Board Hearings on the Lambert Compressor Station held on Thursday December 2nd and Friday December 3rd in Chatham, Virginia at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex.
- The hearings are in-person only. There is no option for virtual participation. DEQ will livestream the December 3 hearing here.
- View the December 2 recording here.
- You can only speak at the hearings if you have spoken or commented in a prior Lambert hearing or comment period.
- If you are interested in donating your minutes (3) to a directly impacted person or subject matter expert, you must do so in person. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, as well as if you are interested in carpooling from a population center like Richmond or Blacksburg. Please also indicate if you plan to attend either day of the hearings here. Talking points if you plan to speak are available here.
- There will not be public WiFi available at the selected venue.
- The permit will be decided on Friday December 3rd.
- Hearing agendas are posted at the bottom of this page.
- From Rural Union Hill to Rural Chatham, VA: The Call to Bring Truth to Power Through Environmental Justice Testimony – Thursday Nov. 18, 6:30-8:00 PM ET at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, 975 Main St. If not in person, please join us on Zoom. “Please come in person to support the Pittsylvania County NAACP EJ Committee. Who benefits from placing poisonous fossil fuel operations in rural communities? Just like in Union Hill, Chatham’s historic resources, health, and heritage lands are threatened rural places. We ask for your help in building the Chatham story as environmental justice testimonies in an interactive dialogue with scientific, legal and local community experts. Join us to be creative and strategize about how to counter all misinformation in MVP’s air permit for the Lambert Compressor station.Don’t let the Banister District become a rural sacrifice zone!”
- Door Knocking – Saturday November 20th in Alamance County, Rockingham County, Pittsylvania County VA from 10 am to 3 pm. (Facebook event)
- Phone Banking – Wednesday November 17th and Sunday November 21st, we are raising awareness about the MVP Southgate Pipeline. We need the community to know of all the dangers associated with it. Sign up here.
- Protect Our Air, Our Lives – Saturday November 27th in Danville, VA from 2:00-4:30 PM ET. Outdoors. Angler’s Park, 350 Northside Dr, Danville, VA 24540 Family Friendly & COVID Cautious. Speakers, music, food. With 7 Directions of Service, Appalachian Voices and many others.”Parents can’t control the air our children breathe; we depend on our leaders in Congress to do their jobs and protect our children.We want to identify real climate leadership, and we need actionable commitments from our leaders.We must take action to protect our most vulnerable communities from the impacts of the MVP Southgate Air Compressor Station. We will have workshops, on things we need to do as a community.We have family-friendly events, such as bubble stations, face painting, and many more…We will have several speakers, such as William Barber III, Crystal Cavalier, Desiree Shelley, NAACP, Poor People’s Campaign, and many more!” (Please sign up on Eventbrite)
What Else Can I Do?
- Share the above events and come to them if you are able to!
- Bookmark this landing page which will be updated with any new information
- Indicate if you plan to attend either day of the hearing here!
- Stay tuned for a petition to the Air Board to deny the permit, especially if you did not get to comment in a prior preceding!
Resources About Lambert and Media Coverage:
- Chatham Star Tribune – Air pollution impacts of Mountain Valley Pipeline extension compressor station to be considered at public meetings
- Danville Register and Bee – Letter: May the Air Pollution Control Board hear our concerns
- Richmond Times Dispatch – Letters to the Editor for Nov. 30, 2021: Something bad in the air for pipeline component
- The Appalachian Voice – Residents Near Proposed Lambert Compressor Station Push Back, Cite Environmental Racism
- POWHR – Respect and Protect Our Air, Our Lives
- Richmond Times Dispatch – Letters to the Editor for Nov. 28, 2021: A different perspective from pipeline community
- Richmond Times Dispatch – Ghazala F. Hashmi column: Mountain Valley Pipeline is unjust and our state board must deny new permits
- The Washington Post – On environmental justice, the Mountain Valley Pipeline is an old story
- Limpert: DEQ’s summary of comments on Lambert compressor station misleads
- Augusta Free Press: Legislators raise issue with Lambert Compressor Station Permit
- Recording: Join VAIPL, Sierra Club, & Pittsylvania County NAACP for a discussion on the proposed MVP Lambert Compressor station in Pittsylvania County and how we can support our neighbors in the fight for environmental justice.
- Pittsylvania County NAACP: Pittsylvania Community Circle of Protection for Environmental Justice: Sharing Our Stories
- Pittsylvania County NAACP: Faith Leaders Unite For Environmental Justice
DEQ Lambert Hearing Agendas:Lambert-Agenda