See below for the following stories and information:
- Fracking boom prompts $5B Dominion gas pipeline
- Map of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline
- Dominion Site website pipeline information link
- Duke Energy website pipeline information link
- NC News Coverage
- 5 Public meetings – Sept 22,23,25
- NC News Coverage
- Second major gas pipeline to enter NC
- Dominion Resources will build 550-mile natural gas pipeline into NC
- McCrory praises eastern NC natural gas pipeline
- McCrory: Proposed Gas Pipeline To Bring Economic Benefits To Region
- VA News Coverage
- Dominion Gas Pipeline: Bad news and a call to action!
- McAuliffe boosts gas pipeline but environmental groups dissent
- Controversial natural gas pipeline through Virginia draws governor’s backing, fracking opponents’ ire
- New Natural Gas Pipeline Would Run Through The George Washington National Forest
- VA Sierra Club Newsletter Summer 2014
This lead story sums up what we’re facing. Below you’ll find a pipeline map, information from the Dominion and Duke Energy websites, links to recent news articles, and dates and times for the 5 public meetings to be held in eastern North Carolina this month. Stay tuned, more information to follow.
Fracking boom prompts $5B Dominion gas pipeline
Spurred by the nation’s fracking boom, Dominion proposed Tuesday its largest natural gas pipeline — a nearly $5 billion project to move vast supplies produced in the mid-Atlantic to the Southeast.
“This will be one of the largest pipelines to take advantage of the abundant supply of natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania,” says Dominion spokesman Jim Norvelle.
Santa (Donald Santa, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, an industry group) says he doesn’t expect the pipeline to engender the same controversy that has held up approval of the northern leg of the Keystone pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Canada to the upper Midwest.
“It’s a different situation,” he says, noting the Dominion-led project does not cross a national border so it does not need an environmental review and permit from the U.S. State Department. He says FERC has a good track record of authorizing gas pipelines, and there’s public demand for natural gas deliveries.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline
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Additional details about Atlantic Coast Pipeline can be found at https://www.dom.com/business/gas-transmission/atlantic-coast-pipeline/index.jsp. The company also will hold a series of town-hall style informational meetings with North Carolina residents who live near the proposed pipeline route. The meetings start at 5 p.m. for landowners in the study corridor and at 6:30 for the general public.
• UNC Pembroke, COMTech Regional Center, Pembroke
• Rose Hill Plantation, Nashville
• Holiday Inn Fayetteville I-95 South, Fayetteville
• The Centre at Halifax Community College, Weldon
• Johnston County Agricultural Center, Smithfield
Second major gas pipeline to enter NC
Dominion Resources will build 550-mile natural gas pipeline into NC
McCrory praises eastern NC natural gas pipeline
McCrory: Proposed Gas Pipeline To Bring Economic Benefits To Region
Dominion Gas Pipeline: Bad news and a call to action!
McAuliffe boosts gas pipeline but environmental groups dissent
Controversial natural gas pipeline through Virginia draws governor’s backing, fracking opponents’ ire
New Natural Gas Pipeline Would Run Through The George Washington National Forest
VA Sierra Club Newsletter Summer 2014