The abuses, risks and climate pollution of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have a clear set of financiers, led by the nation’s largest commercial bank, Bank of America.
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NC Fails Residents by Approving Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permit
“The additional ‘restrictions’ placed are woefully inadequate. The DEQ mandates the use of ‘Horizontal Directional Drilling’ to protect the Neuse River – yet this same drilling technique is so dangerous that it’s resulted in state and federal regulators shutting down construction of two major natural gas pipelines just this month.”
Community Responses to FERC’s Terrible Pipeline Approvals
Last Friday, FERC continued it’s rubber-stamping ways. Fortunately for pipeline fighters, fights against these two fracked gas pipelines is far from over. Here’s a selection of community voices responding to FERC’s terrible pipeline approvals of Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast’s certificates.
Trump stamps his mark on mid-Atlantic pipeline fights: time for McAuliffe & Cooper to take action
FERC’s approval of the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines lacks credibility. Trump’s new FERC appointees pushed them through over rare dissent from Cheryl LaFleur. Governor’s Cooper and McAuliffe need to take action.
Dominion pipeline talking points don’t stand up to scrutiny
Following the release of our report on how proposed gas pipelines will fleece ratepayers, Dominion Energy in particular trotted out some tired old talking points. Even when these were fresh they didn’t stand up to scrutiny.
Art of the Self-Deal: How Regulatory Failure Lets Gas Pipeline Companies Fabricate Need and Fleece Ratepayers
A new report released by Oil Change International, Public Citizen, and the Sierra Club examines how a new wave of gas pipeline construction threatens to shunt serious risks and costs on to utility ratepayers.
Report: Gas Pipeline Construction Leading to Massive Risks to Utility Ratepayers
As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission prepares for its first meeting in seven months, and as states weigh new gas pipelines facing imminent rulings from Trump-appointed regulators, a report released today exposes an impending crisis of risk to utility ratepayers.
Virginia DEQ Hearings on Atlantic Coast & Mountain Valley Pipelines
The Virginia DEQ is holding five hearings across the Commonwealth to receive public input on proposed pipeline projects – three hearings on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and two hearings on the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
FERC’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline Review Shrugs at Climate Disaster
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today released its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile project driven by Dominion Energy and Duke Energy that would carry fracked gas from West Virginia through Virginia and North Carolina.
Dominion’s Deep Reach in Virginia Taints Atlantic Coast Pipeline Approval Process
There is a growing political scandal in Virginia regarding the ubiquitous influence of the state’s largest energy company, Dominion Energy, and it’s raising fundamental questions about the integrity of the governor’s office and state regulators who will decide the fate of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.