State Board Approves Compressor Station Permit In Buckingham

On Tuesday, the State Air Pollution Control Board approved a controversial permit for a compressor station in Buckingham County. The station will be part of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.

Activists have raised concerns about a potential disproportionate impact on the predominantly African American Union Hill community, which is located near the compressor station site.

Even though the permit was approved by a 4-0 vote, construction on the project is currently halted following federal court rulings related to permits from the U.S. Forest Service and the pipeline’s crossing of the Appalachian Trail.