STOP THE ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE
Residents all along the proposed NC corridor for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, from Northampton to Robeson Counties, are speaking out and showing up to express their concerns for water, safety, health and loss of control of their land. While economic development has been touted by Dominion and the pipeline proponents, only 18 permanent jobs will be created in NC, and none of the gas will be accessible for residential or small business use. Utility customers would end up paying the $5 Billion pricetag even if the pipeline doesn’t operate for long, and low income and people of color communities will be disproportionately impacted. Renewable energy and efficiency are more cost-effective and won’t exacerbate climate change as would a natural gas pipeline, through leaks and routine releases.
NOVEMBER 19: Three “Walks To Protect Our Peoples & The Places We Live”:
CUMBERLAND COUNTY WALK
Sponsored by Cumberland County Caring Voices
9:30 AM Meet in front of Cape Fear Regional Theater in Fayetteville. 1209 Hay St.
March 1 mile down Hay Street to Market House for rally and speak out. Ending
about noon. Snacks & water will be available.
NASH COUNTY WALK
Sponsored by Nash Stop the Pipeline
10 AM, Meet at Ennis Recreation Park in Red Oak, on Hwy 43. (Take exit 141 east
from I-95; go 3 miles turn right into Park at 1st stop light.).
Walk is 9 miles and will end at Nash County Court House about 3 pm in Nashville,
NC with rally and speak out. Shuttles available to return participants to Red Oak.
Snacks & water will be available.
ROBESON COUNTY PRAYER WALK
Sponsored by Eco-Robeson
1:30 PM; Meet at the Pembroke Town Park, 413 West Third Street in Pembroke
across from UNC Pembroke. 2 mile walk. Rally and prayer circle at corner of
Prospect Rd and Hwy 72 near the Gas Metering Station. Snacks & water available.