VA People's Tribunal on Environmental Justice and Fracked Gas
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On October 28, 2017 in Charlottesville’s City Space,
citizens will hold a people’s tribunal to present and
document the perspectives of impacted people along the proposed routes of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP)
and Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).
Both routes target rural, poor, African American, Native American, andAppalachian communities from West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina to bear disproportionate burdens of toxic polluting fracked natural gas infrastructure.
A people’s tribunal creates a public forum to present evidence for and information about issues critical to a just and civil society, especially when local, state, and federal governments are not responsive to public concerns. Ours is based on the UN Convention on Racism and Racial Discrimination (CERD) and the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on the Human Rights Impacts of Fracking, which call on member nations to:
“Undertake independent and effective investigation into all cases of environmentally polluting activities and their impacts on the rights of affected communities; bring those responsible to account; and ensure that victims have access to appropriate remedies."
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P.O. Box 685 Monterey, VA 24465
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The event was held on Thursday, September 7.
The Forum was a tremendous and historic event!
It was a packed house!
VUU officials were very happy, supported by many top leadership groups, organizations, pastors, businesses and individuals from all across Virginia.
Media from all TV, print, radio and social media were present.
Coverage has begun and will continue to have a positive impact.
The organizing officials have formed a solid foundation on which to build for years and years to come!