Other ways to take action
Public hearings and comment periods for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines will take place throughout July and August:
- North Carolina : three DEQ listening sessions on the ACP (Aug. 15, 16 & 17) [ Learn more ]
- Virginia: five public hearings on the ACP and MVP throughout August
- West Virginia : two public hearings on the MVP (July 31 & Aug. 1)
- Written public comment periods for all three states
- Federal: Comments may be submitted through the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would be a 600-mile gash across the Appalachian Mountains, through the heart of Virginia’s farmlands, and across the North Carolina coastal plains’ unique bottomland hardwood ecosystems.
To go forward, the pipeline needs the certification of North Carolina that no waterways will be harmed.The state Department of Environmental Quality is currently reviewing plans from Duke Energy and Dominion Energy to cross more than 560 streams, rivers, and wetlands in our state, putting our waters at risk of pollution and long-term harm.
Some of the waters to be crossed are High Quality Waters that provide drinking water to our towns and others are Primary Nursery Areas that provide habitat to the majority of our coastal fisheries.
Send a message to DEQ today letting them know you care about our rivers and wetlands and you want them protected from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.