The Peoples’ Hearing, held on July 28th drew about 60 enthusiastic residents along the pipeline and folks from outside of the area there to show support. Many had deep concerns about the proposed plans and pathway for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that will travel through 8 NC counties, mostly low-income and with high minority populations.
>>You can comment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about your concerns about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline by August 5th! Click here for talking points and instructions to submit comments.
Speakers addressed issues like: impacts the pipeline would have on land disturbance, ground and surface water, their health and safety, Dominion not being transparent when asked questions by local residents and not giving them reliable information, the economic hardship this pipeline would have on landowners who could experience lower property values, and raised electric rates for Dominion and Duke Energy electric customers in NC.
The comments were recorded and sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the entity regulating the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and written comments were gathered at the hearing and mailed to FERC.
Check out the “highlights” video of the Peoples’ Hearing here: https://vimeo.com/177434872