Saturday, July 29, 2017

Dozens Turn Out to Protest Dominion/Amazon Power Line Threatening Historic African-American Neighborhood

Alliance to Save Carver Road

(HAYMARKET, VA, 7/29/17) – Dozens of members of the Alliance to Save Carver Road, the Coalition to Protect Prince William County and supporters turned out today to protest outside a Dominion Energy facility in Herndon, Va., against a planned power line through a historic African-American neighborhood in the Haymarket, Va., area that would serve an Amazon data center. 
Parts of the protest were livestreamed on Facebook: 
“We thank all those who turned out to help protect a historic African-American neighborhood threatened by corporate greed,” said Alliance to Save Carver Road spokesperson Joyce Hudson. “This successful protest will be followed by other events until residents of Carver Road neighborhood can live their lives in peace and security.”
Last week, the Alliance to Save Carver Road said it is "concerned" that Dominion Energy recently contacted elderly residents of the historic African-American neighborhood. In a letter to Dominion Energy, Hudson wrote in part: “Our elderly residents are especially vulnerable and may not be aware of Dominion’s tactics to influence the process of installing transmission lines to serve Amazon’s data centers."

SEE: Va. Alliance to Save Historic African-American Neighborhood 'Concerned' About Dominion Energy Contacting Elderly Residents
Dominion Energy’s planned 100-foot-high power line threatens the neighborhood southwest of Washington, D.C., made up primarily of elderly residents and containing properties acquired under an 1866 law that allowed freed slaves to own property.


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