350loudoun 350loudoun, October 23, 2016

Dominion wants to expand the Loudoun Compressor Station near Greene Mill Preserve in Leesburg, and they’re holding an open house from 6pm-8:30pm on the 26th to present their plan to the public.

Let’s show Dominion, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, our state representatives, and the general public that there are people out there who are standing up to stop this dangerous infrastructure project. Join us for a 30 min rally and press conference outside the open house from 6pm-6:30pm. The rally will be open-mic style, so please prepare short 2-3 min remarks if you’d like to speak. Also, bring signs opposing the expansion if you feel so inspired!

At 6:30pm, we’ll go in to ask questions and express our opposition.

This project is bad for the health of those who live around it–their physical health because of inevitable toxic leaking and the danger of fire and explosion it poses, as well as their mental health because of the knowlege that such dangerous infrastructure is nearby.

This project is also bad for the climate. It’s a fracked gas project. From the frack fields of PA to the power plants and export facility where the gas ends up, there is leakage of methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gasses.

There is also the upstream and downstream impacts of this project. We’re talking about our neighbors in PA where the gas is extracted to folks near power plants and the Cove Point export facility where some of the gas will be cooled and shipped to India and Japan.

Let’s be a good neighbor where Dominion isn’t and stand up in solidarity with our upstream and downstream friends.

If you wanna learn more about compressor stations and efforts to stop them, and just to chat, join 350 Loudoun for a conference call on Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 8pm.

call-in: 302-202-1108
code: 950727

For more from Dominion on this project, go here:
https://www.dom.com/EasternMarket?ct=t%28Marshall_Hall_Compressor_Station_Open_Ho10_14_2016%29

For more on the open house from our allies with We Are Cove Point, go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/206997833064114/

For a great Letter to the Editor about this project from 350 Loudoun Chair Natalie Pien, go here: http://loudounnow.com/2016/10/18/letter-natalie-pien-leesburg-5/