Friends of the Earth urges FERC to deny extension for ACP
WASHINGTON – Following a request from Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC and Dominion Energy for a two-year extension to finish the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is soliciting comments from the public on the project. FERC gave the public just two weeks to submit comments before a holiday weekend. Friends of the Earth has campaigned for years against the destructive Atlantic Coast Pipeline and submitted over 26,000 comments from our members to FERC this week, in addition to formal comments from the organization.
Donna Chavis, senior fossil fuel campaigner for Friends of the Earth and an elder of the Lumbee Nation, issued the following statement in response:
It is time for FERC to listen to the people and to common sense and deny the request to extend a lifeline to the moribund Atlantic Coast Pipeline. This climate and community-destroying money pit will line the pockets of a few fossil fuel executives and their shareholders while hurting the rest of us.
The ACP is the poster child of environmental racism and will disproportionately harm Indigenous and African American communities. It is a financial mistake and totally unnecessary to meet the energy needs of the people it portends to serve. FERC must finally put an end to this drawn-out human rights and environmental disaster and deny any request for extension.
Contact: Erin Jensen, (202) 222-0722, [email protected]