Atlantic Coast Pipeline Gets Favorable Final EIS from FERC

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Last Friday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a favorable final environmental impact statement (EIS) for Dominion’s $5 billion, 594-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP)–a natural gas pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia through Virginia and into North Carolina. The final EIS found that although some of the proposed pipeline will create adverse environmental conditions, those things can be minimized or avoided. According to Dominion, the favorable EIS clears the path for a final approval–once FERC has a quorum available to vote. The EIS also covers a second-but-related project to ACP, the Supply Header Project (SHP). SHP is a $500 million project of approximately 38 miles of natural gas pipeline and modified existing compression facilities in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The project will provide natural gas supplies to various customers, including the ACP, allowing the transport of natural gas from supply areas in OH, PA and WV to underserved market areas in Virginia and North Carolina. Below is a copy of the EIS, along with descriptions of what will get built for both ACP and SHP…

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