ABRA members are urged to file comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in response to the request from Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. that the certificate to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), which is due to expire on October 13, 2020, be extended for two years. As noted in a June 18 ABRA Update article, Dominion’s request cited “unforeseen delays in permitting” and contends that “markets to be served by the Projects have been chronically constrained in terms of natural gas supply, as interstate natural gas pipeline capacity is either already fully subscribed or nonexistent. The need for the Projects is undiminished.”
ABRA believes that FERC should deny the request because the ACP is not needed, is missing 8 key permits that have been vacated by the courts, and, if built, would result in devasting, long-lasting harm to the environment, private property and communities along the proposed route.
Comments are due by 5 pm on Thursday, July 2. For information on how to file comments, as an organization or as an individual, click here. For talking points to assist those submitting comments, click here. For a list of the 8 permits that the ACP is missing, click here.