(Editor’s note: As we recently announced, the Appalachian Chronicle launched a sister online newspaper, The Lenoir Voice, in North Carolina. This article is published in full there).
Before jumping on the natural gas bandwagon, North Carolinians need to know that the shale fields of Central Appalachia are a living hell because of fracking and pipeline development
“And who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29b)
By Michael M. Barrick
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina-based Duke Energy, Virginia-based Dominion Energy, Inc. and its partners announced on March 22 that it has closed deals to sell virtually all of the natural gas expected to flow through the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), which will originate in Harrison County, W.Va. – if approved.
And there is the catch. The ACP has yet to receive approval from the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC). However, this latest announcement is just the most recent of a barrage of press releases during the past few years, as Duke Energy and its partners have been playing the “inevitability” card on this controversial project since it was announced. It is marketing propaganda at its best, supported by ruthless and questionable legal tactics to squash all opposition.
So far, they’ve failed – at least at squashing a popular uprising among the residents along the pipeline’s proposed route. Read the full article.
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