We still have residents in Virginia who are still without power – this is the beginning of the third week for them without power. Please keep them in your thoughts.
General Assembly Update
The 2021 General Assembly is still in session as of today. Senator Hashmi still has at least two bills which are still active – SB1319 and SB1318. Both bills are currently being reviewed by the house. Please continue to show your support for these two bills by calling or e-mailing your state legislators and members of the committees where the bills are being reviewed. Most importantly, let Senator Hashmi know you support these two bills.
Several Cumberland County residents received the attached in their mail this week to include P.O. Box for CCLA.
We received several phone calls regarding this mailing from people who are not happy with receiving it. We assured them the proposed landfill in not a DONE DEAL and there is still a lot to be done before the DEQ permitting process is finished. We also urged them to continue to write letters to the DEQ, news media, legislators at the state and federal level and let their voices be heard. Virginia does not need this proposed landfill. We must keep in mind – Virginia is for Lovers and not LANDFILLS.
Here is the opening paragraph of a response by a supporter to DEQ after receiving the above mailer: “We are in receipt of the correspondence requesting our support of the proposed landfill in Cumberland, VA. We are VEHEMENTLY opposed to this project. We do not want a dump ground in our beautiful County for out of state trash. We are threatened by the degradation of our quality of life, safety, stench and environmental deterioration this project will bring to our humble community.”
The closing paragraph: “We beseech those in authority including DEQ to make Greenridge abort their predatory exploitation of our community as they have preyed upon Virginians under various names they have adopted over the years and victimized many economically challenged areas for THEIR profit at OUR expense. Virginia should not be a dumping ground. Virginia does not need another landfill. We want environmental
justice for ourselves, our neighbors and our beautiful State.”
The important thing about this letter – it comes from the heart and it voices what many of us feel. This person is strongly voicing their opposition to the proposed landfill. You can do the same by writing to DEQ and the news media.
Thank to all of you who recently wrote Letters to the Editor – they are being noticed. Below is some information on how to submit your Letter to the Editor to local news media and the recommendation is to send it to all on the list – let your VOICE be heard:
Farmville Herald and Richmond Times Dispatch have a form to complete on their websites where you can do a copy and paste. Note Richmond Times Dispatch is limited to 300 words.
Goochland Gazette – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Powhatan Today – email@example.comVirginia Mercury – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued support to STOP this proposed mega landfill from becoming a reality in Cumberland and Virginia. We must do all we can to protect our environment – it is the only one we have. THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU !!!