Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Protesters at county board meeting
They all have medical masks over their noses and mouths, and some are holding large signs that protest the board’s decision last summer to approve a special use permit for Transflo’s distribution center at the Bowman Center.
This facility, which transports ethanol by rail car, stores rail cars with hazardous materials near the Mayfield subdivision in the city. CSX owns the facility.
Kevin Simowitz, who is the organizer of Virginia Organizing, is present. He has organized an effort to protest the special use permit. The protesters are holding up the signs in the front row and they all appear to be younger people. One sign says “We go away when then railcars go away.”
You can read more about the controversy here.