ACTION ALERT: Duke Energy has cranked up the heat on Governor Cooper’s administration to approve the destructive fracked-gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline by the end of THIS WEEK!! Duke and its corporate partner in the ACP, Dominion Energy, are pushing hard to build the project as soon as possible, so they can start reaping huge profits from building the pipeline and jacking up your electric rates!
But N.C. environmental regulators (DEQ) who are responsible for protecting our natural resources have not reviewed all of the potential impacts on our public resources. and they haven’t even evaluated the limited and misleading economic information sent by ACP, LLC following DEQ’s “additional information request.” The governor MUST call for more public hearings, (at least 3 sites distributed along the pipeline corridor) to collect input on a project that could harm our communities for decades to come.
Clean Air Carolina strongly opposes the creation of a massive compressor substation in North Carolina. Northampton, Nash, and Cumberland are but three of the eight counties in North Carolina on the front lines of this fight. Clean Air Carolina and other air quality partners have won a small battle over the permit for the Northampton Compressor station. The ACP not only threatens our environment by cutting through hundreds of acres of wetlands, streams, rivers, and forests but also would require compressor stations to keep gas under pressure and moving through the pipeline. The Northampton compressor would be powered by three, gas-fired, polluting turbines, capable of generating nearly 22,000 horsepower. The North Carolina Department of Air Quality (DAQ) has asked for more information on the potential emission of benzene, a known and regulated toxic air pollutant, from its facility.
Please call Governor Cooper TODAY and tell him to require DEQ to hold public hearings on the additional information submitted by the ACP.
The Governor’s phone number: (919) 814-2000.