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Info / Action Meeting:Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Raleigh)

  • Cameron Village Regional Library 1930 Clark Ave Raleigh, North Carolina 27605 (map)

Kyra Moore is an environmental activist with Stop the Pipeline: Atlantic Coast Pipeline. She will share information about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a proposed natural gas pipeline that would bring fracked natural gas from WV, through VA, and then run through the northern border of North Carolina to the Southern border of North Carolina. Learn how it will affect you and other North Carolinians and what actions you can take to stop it, and discover contact information for groups you can connect with.

Kyra will guide us through some of those easy action steps during this event. She has small oval "No ACP" bumper stickers, "Stop the Pipeline" yard signs, "Frack Free NC" yard signs, pre-addressed and pre-typed postcards, as well as pre-addressed blank postcards and postcard stamps! She provides the addresses and phone numbers for local, state and federal politicians and for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She will help you navigate the FERC Web site to "e-file" your objections and she will have official paper comment forms for those who prefer to write their comments. Kyra will direct you to the most important online petitions and will bring paper petitions you can sign. She will give out literature that you can pass along to your friends including a bulleted list of the 6 most important arguments against this natural gas pipeline and also a calendar of events.

Background:

The ACP is a proposed pipeline that’s costly, unneeded and dangerous. It would be a 42 inch, highly pressurized pipeline starting at the southern end of the Marcellus shale in West Virginia, would take fracked gas extracted in severely impacted communities and move it through VA and 8 counties in NC, ending near Lumberton. Only 18 permanent jobs would be created, only large industries would be able to tap in to the pipeline, and Duke Energy wants ratepayers to pay for this unnecessary project to boot.

Recent studies have shown that: 

1) it’s utility customers who would pay the $5 Billion cost of construction even if the pipeline is under-utilized

2) there’s simply no need for more gas pipelines to the southeast US! 

3) recent, hastily built pipelines have more failures than any pipelines built since before 1940!

Get involved, to protect communities, landowners, utility ratepayers, and the environment!

If possible, bring your laptop.