The fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline project is dead.
On Sunday, July 5, the six year long struggle to stop the fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline ended when Duke and Dominion Energy cancelled the project.
As a farmer living in Nash County, North Carolina whose property was in the crosshairs of the route of this unneeded, dirty, and dangerous project, this was the best news I’ve received since the project was announced in 2014. For me it means I can go back to life before fighting the ACP. For North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia communities it means we will no longer be burdened by pipeline construction and the pollution associated with the pipeline.
This is a story of grassroots resistance and relentless organizing–building power to take on the fossil fuel industry. The end of the ACP is a victory for environmental justice, racial justice, public health, water quality, and endangered species along the route and beyond. Defeating the ACP and other polluting pipelines is critical in addressing the climate crisis.
Thank you for every letter sent, call made to an elected official, rally and event attended, article shared–your actions helped make this momentous occasion possible! Join me in celebrating all that is possible when communities stand together and refuse to give up on moving beyond dirty fuels to a new energy era that relies on clean, safe, affordable energy that can provide us with the jobs and justice all communities deserve.
The tide has been turning against new fracked gas for a long time. The ACP’s cancellation should serve as a clear sign to utilities and investors of other unneeded gas projects like the Mountain Valley Pipeline to walk away from these risky investments.
Today we celebrate, tomorrow we keep fighting for climate justice.
NC Sierran and ACP impacted landowner