Working with our partners, FrackFreeNC and APPPL (the NC Alliance for the Protection of Our People and the Places we Live), we are raising awareness and organizing direct actions to stop the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
The draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed ACP was released in late December 2016. We are currently review it in preparation for public hearings to be held by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Monday, February 13th, from 5-9pm at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Fayetteville, is the first of 3 FERC hearings in NC, followed by February 14th in Wilson and February 15th in Roanoke Rapids. The public is invited and asked to provide comment relative to the impacts on the environment and their community. Final comments on the DEIS are due by April 6th.
For more information on the DEIS, go to FERC's website.
Then in March, APPPL is organizing a walk along the 205 mile proposed route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in NC. The walk begins on Saturday, March 4 at the Virginia-North Carolina border in Northhampton County, travels along the proposed route through Fayetteville, to the proposed terminus of the ACP in Pembroke and then continues west along a 26 mile proposed Piedmont pipeline to the Smith Energy Complex in Hamlet, two weeks later.
For more information on the March 4-19 walk, go to 2017acpwalk.org.