FERC releases FEIS for ACP
In a Special Press Release on Friday the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Team called the Final Environmental Impact Statement issued by the Federal Environmental Regulatory Commission “favorable”. They went on to say
|“The FEIS concludes that the ACP can be built safely with minimal long-term impacts to the environment. The report addresses all environmental and safety issues raised during the review process. The thorough and exhaustive environmental review included: Nearly three years of study by more than a dozen agencies, Extensive engagement with communities along the proposed route, More than 150,000 pages of regulatory filings, and More than 75,000 public comments. The ACP project team has made more than 300 route adjustments to protect important features of individual properties and avoid environmentally sensitive areas including wetlands, public and private drinking water sources, wildlife habitats, and sensitive karst terrain. Many areas of the project will incorporate some of the most protective construction methods ever used by the industry. The FEIS demonstrates that all necessary steps have been taken to minimize impacts to the environment and affected landowners.”
Despite these statements from the ACP Communications team, fifty-two local and regional organizations continue to assert far from “all necessary steps” have been taken.