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.
Read more about the fight to ban gold-mining, learn what actions you can take.
Stopping the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
After more than seven years fighting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, we WON!
Read about our successful efforts to protect the natural wonders of Virginia.
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.
Newsletter #160: Work session on banning metallic mining 3/20; County events; Industrial solar
Industrial solar fields: Big is Bad, Small is Beautiful
Thanks to Scott Flood for the updates around the state on how industrial solar is going - not so well. Photo: Spotsylvania industrial solar field Mecklenburg County Board denies Antler’s Road solar project appeal...
Newsletter #159: Supervisor Meeting 3/13; Planning Commission work session on metallic mining 3/20
Newsletter #158: Buckingham County Gold Committee 2/13, 4:30; Cyanide bill killed
Bill to ban use of cyanide in Virginia for mining fails despite early support
A bill that would have banned the use of cyanide in mining and processing operations in Virginia was killed at the last minute Monday. House Bill 1722 from Del. Shelly Simonds, D-Newport News, was sent back to committee the day before crossover, the deadline by which...