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New Report on ACP Blast Zones

Check out this new report on the Blast Zones in NC associated with the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. These areas are close to the pipeline corridor, are within the incineration zone, and contain a large number of residents/homes.

Check out the full report here: http://www.cwfnc.org/documents/High-Consequence-Areas-Blast-Zones-Public-Safety-along-the-ACP.pdf

Here are the images of the Blast Zones in Robeson County (there are 6 altogether).

Blast Zone Saint Pauls

Blast Zone Saint Pauls 2

Blast Zone Saint Pauls 3

Blast Zone 4 Townsend Chapel Rd

Blast Zone 5 Whistling Rufus Rd

Blast Zone 6 Cozy Corner

Ain’t No Need For the ACP

It’s true, there ain’t no need for the ACP!

Why?

NC can get the natural gas it needs through the existing Transco Pipeline.

Why build the ACP?

The corporate owners of the ACP (Duke Energy and Dominion) will get up to a 14% profit on this over 5.1 BILLION dollar project.

Who’s paying for the ACP?

We are. Yep. Our Duke Energy electric bills will be raised to pay for the pipeline, on top of other increases. Many in Robeson County already can’t afford their electric bills, so why build the pipeline?

The corporate owners of pipelines see these projects as guaranteed profit for years to come. 

It’s all about $$$.

 

ACP Map

Prayer Walk: Stop the ACP

This past weekend EcoRobeson held a prayer walk in Pembroke, NC. The purpose of this prayer walk was to bring awareness to the Pembroke and Prospect communities that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 36-42 inch highly pressurized, natural gas pipeline will end at the metering station in Prospect at the corner of Prospect Rd and Highway 710.

There are already 2 existing natural gas lines connected to the metering station in Prospect. If the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is installed as planned, an accident at this metering station could be fatal to those in the immediate vicinity as there are several homes within several hundred feet of the pipelines that house children and elders. An incident in Pennsylvania in 2016 that included 4 gas lines resulted in a huge fire, and damage to houses up to a half a mile away. To learn more about the incident in Pennsylvania, look here.

The walk in Pembroke was only one out of three walks happening that day in NC; the other two walks happened in Fayetteville and Rocky Mount. Folks who marched were from many different backgrounds, ages, beliefs etc. We were so happy to be escorted on our walk by the Pembroke police, as well as Redrum Motorcycle Club.

We would like to thank everyone who participated, and encourage all who would like to get involved or learn more information to email us at ecorobeson@gmail.com and/or follow us on Facebook under “EcoRobeson.”

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