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.
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