The mission of the Friends of Buckingham is to protect the natural environment and cultural heritage of Buckingham County.
We now face a major threat to Buckingham and the entire state of Virginia. A Canadian exploration company found gold in Buckingham. Here’s what that could mean for this community:
- An open-pit mine hundreds of acres wide and hundreds of feet deep, pulling water from our well sources
- Massive cyanide waste lagoons
- Contaminated drinking water, streams, rivers, and lakes
- Taxpayers left paying millions for an unsalvageable toxic waste site.
We have a fundamental right to clean water, air, and land. A gold mine would violate those rights.
Stopping the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
After more than seven years fighting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, we WON!
Chris Landry’s documentary, Not On This Land, focuses on bout the remarkable people who stopped the Atlantic Coast Pipeline from being built.
Ben Price presents to the Buckingham Board of Supervisors 11/15/22: Adopt both a rights-based ordinance to protect our freedom from toxic trespass and a land-use ordinance. Start at 16:50. Stay on for our awesome public comments.
Lakshmi Fjord recounts the pivotal role environmental justice played in the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Learning how to fight environmental injustice through legal evidence became Friends of Buckingham’s specialty and major work leading to the...
Thanks to Scott Flood for gathering this information, sharing this article. At this time, there is an enormous onslaught of industrial solar that is expected to overtake 200,000 to 300,000 acres in Virginia. Central and Southside are being targeted for many of the...