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ACP Weekly Reports

Protest against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and its impact on eastern NC communities and the environment

December 28, 2019 – January 4, 2019: No new construction activities are reported at this time. ACP has requested FERC allow continued drilling under the Tar River during this construction stoppage, but FERC has denied this request. Another ACP request has been denied, as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected ACP’s plea to expedite the hearing on the Fish and Wildlife Service permit. View the construction report.

December 22 – 28, 2018: Stabilization continues during this construction period, with no new construction activities reported along the 600 mile route.

December 15 – 21, 2018: Final decisions from Fourth Circuit Court judges regarding the thrown out Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service permits remain pending during this construction period. All new construction has been stopped, with ACP claiming to only be conducting monitoring and “stabilization” activities along the entire 600-mile route.

December 8 – 14, 2018: This construction report follows the decision by the Fourth Circuit Court to pull two key federal permits – the Fish and Wildlife Service permit and the Forest Service permit. ACP has stopped construction of new activities along the entire route, but continues to “stabilize” the corridor’s right of way, which includes laying pipe and backfilling any trenches. This tactic of “stabilization” is argued by ACP to be in the best interest of the environment and public, but in reality is a ploy to continue activities during periods of stopped construction.