|The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will go through 430 acres of Forest Service land.|
Dominion Resources and Duke Energy have plans to build a big new pipeline, called the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. It would run through three states and transport 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day for years, spelling out bad news for the climate and communities along the route.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline first won approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Now, the U.S. Forest Service recently approved the pipeline to be built right through national forests, even though the construction would disturb about 430 acres of Forest Service land and leave a permanent 21-mile, 50-foot wide right of way for the pipeline on these public lands.
But the project still needs approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and from the states the project runs through. This week, help fight new fossil fuel infrastructure by asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reject the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s permit requests. You can call 202-761-5903 or write by following the link below, and selecting “Regulatory (Permits)” from the drop-down menu under Recipient.
If you live in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina, please also contact your state officials and urge them to oppose this pipeline.
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