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Gaslight Webinar

August 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

On Thursday, Aug. 1, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance will co-host a webinar with Jonathan Mingle, author of Gaslight: The Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Fight for America’s Energy Future

Description:
Imagine one day receiving a letter in the mail informing you that Dominion Energy is planning to build a massive pipeline through your property. What would you think? That this energy behemoth, with 109 billion dollars in total assets and a production portfolio consisting of 48% from natural gas, will do whatever it wants with your property? Even if your family has lived there since before the Revolutionary War? Or do you stand up with your neighbors and fight for your land, your health, and your rights? You fight. And you win.

Imagine one day receiving a letter in the mail informing you that Dominion Energy is planning to build a massive pipeline through your property. What would you think? That this energy behemoth, with 109 billion dollars in total assets and a production portfolio consisting of 48% from natural gas, will do whatever it wants with your property? Even if your family has lived there since before the Revolutionary War? Or do you stand up with your neighbors and fight for your land, your health, and your rights? You fight. And you win.

That’s the story Jonathan Mingle tells in Gaslight: The Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Fight for America’s Energy Future. In this vivid and suspenseful true story, Mingle chronicles the communities that became Dominion’s staunchest foes. This land, stretching from the Blue Ridge foothills to the Shenandoah Valley and the Allegheny highlands, is home to the lawyers and farmers, conservationists and conservatives, scientists and nurses, innkeepers and lobbyists, regular people that fought back and won against Dominion.

Mingle will discuss his new book, Gaslight, and paint a portrait of the people involved in the fight. Join him to become inspired in your climate activism!

About Jonathan Mingle:
Jonathan Mingle is a freelance writer and journalist. As a 2020 recipient of the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, he reported on political, policy, and grassroots battles over natural gas (aka methane) infrastructure and its local and global climate consequences. He has written about climate change impacts and solutions, air pollution and public health, energy and resource issues, development and technology, and much more for a range of outlets, including The New York Review of BooksThe New York TimesSlateUndarkYale Environment 360, and The Boston Globe.

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Details

Date:
August 1
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqcOqrrTkuGNB6fwzCx-GLfabqgv3e1cX8#/registration

Venue

Zoom

Organizers

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance