February 2020 Newsletter

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February 2020 Newsletter

Exciting year ahead for American energy

Good Morning,

While we may have been quiet over the past several weeks, we’ve been busy! The Atlantic Coast Pipeline team is looking forward to the final approvals of all permits and restarting construction by mid-2020. We anticipate completing construction by the end of 2021 and being ready for customer use in 2022. By finally putting an end to the delays on progress, we will be able to get energy to the communities that desperately need it.

We’ve never stopped working toward this project, which provides hundreds of jobs and will keep energy costs low for thousands of Americans, and we are eager to see those benefits come to life.

We’ve never stopped working toward this project, which provides hundreds of jobs and will keep energy costs low for thousands of Americans, and we are eager to see those benefits come to life.

Even with the delays, we were pleased to receive an outpouring of support on personal, as well as governmental levels throughout 2019. Here are just a handful of major milestones we hit:

  • The Supreme Court accepted our petition to hear our case. This provides a clear path forward to resolve the question of which U.S. agency can approve the crossing more than 600 feet below the Appalachian Trail. The case will be heard on February 24 and a decision will be rendered by June. Read more about it here.
  • Eighteen state attorneys general, from Georgia to Alaska, more than 60 members of Congress, and dozens of forestry associations, industry groups and labor organizations filed in support of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Attorneys general cited the lost benefits to their states while the project is delayed, among other points. Read more about it here.
  • In Pocahontas County, West Virginia, we partnered with the WV Scenic Trails Association, the WV Division of Natural Resources, the WV Division Forestry and The Conservation Fund to improve the Allegheny Trail. Through our partnership, we added two miles of hiking trails, a new bridge, and a parking area to improve public access and protect native streams. We also donated 1,200 acres to connect the Monongahela National Forest with the Seneca State Forest, helping to sustain precious habitats for wildlife. Watch WVSTA volunteer Doug Wood explain his positive experience working with ACP.
  • We celebrated the grand opening of the new Atlantic Coast Pipeline office in Northampton County, North Carolina, a state-of-the-art, energy efficient facility. It will handle operations for the pipeline in Virginia and North Carolina once the pipeline is operating. In Northampton County, the ACP will bring upwards of $1 million annually once it is up and running. Read more about the new office and the ACP’s impact on North Carolina here.

We are grateful for the support of this transformational project that stretches well beyond even the states that will directly benefit. These supporters know that the whole region will prosper from the benefits of the ACP, and that increased domestic energy is good for the entire nation.

The ACP team is ready to get back to work in 2020, hiring workers and restarting construction.

Stay tuned!