The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a permit to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which expires on October 13, 2020. But due to relentless protest and legal challenges, the ACP is only 6% complete, by Duke and Dominion's (the pipeline's owners) own admission!
There's no way they can finish the pipeline by October 13. So ten days ago Duke & Dominion asked FERC for an extension of their Certificate of Need and Public Necessity. In its usual attempt to ignore communities and environmental concerns, FERC granted the public only 14 to comment -- ending on July 2.
Many individuals and groups are commenting through FERC's approved channels. If you want to do so, visit https://ferconline.ferc.gov/QuickComment.aspx and enter Docket Nos. CP15-554-000, CP15-554-001, and CP15-555-000, or click here to sign our simple petition and we'll include your name and comment with our filing: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-ferc-to-make-the-acp-history-2?source=direct_link&referrer=group-beyond-extreme-energy
But because of our special relationship and history with FERC, BXE has chosen another way to make its voice heard.
On Wednesday morning, July 1, at 12pm, BXE will sponsor an online webinar and call in day. RSVP here to join us!
Our agenda is to gather, receive a short briefing, and then call, tweet at and message the Commissioners and their staff to tell them why FERC cannot and must not grant this extension. We'll also have a simple art project you can participate in - bring a marker(s) and a blank piece of 8.5x11 paper if you want to participate.
We've actions like this every month during the pandemic, and it's a fun, safe and effective way to send FERC a message!