New Study Concludes that ACP & MVP Will Increase Climate Change

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) are “climate disasters,” according to new studies released February 15 by Oil Change International (OCI).  The studies conclude that the ACP and MVP “would together contributed a much greenhouse gas pollution as 45 coal-fired power plants – some 158 million metric tons a year.”  OCI points out that the methodology that has been used in the past by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to measure climate impacts is “out of date” and “is failing to protect communities and citizens around the country.”

OCI further states:

FERC’s assessment of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted by the Atlantic Coast pipeline in the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was woefully inadequate.

What Might the Oroville Dam and the ACP have in Common?

The recent breaching of the Oroville Dam in California revealed a disturbing historical incident that bears bringing to everyone’s attention.  In October 2005, according to a San Jose Mercury News story published February 12, the Sierra Club and two local environment groups filed a motion with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission “as part of Oroville Dam’s relicensing process,