NAACP Claims Atlantic Coast Pipeline is Racist, Harms Blacks Most

We find it particularly offensive when a liberal/leftist group, like the National Association for the Advancement of [Liberal] Colored People, or NAACP, declares a pipeline project to be racist. The far-left organization made the outrageous claim, in a report they issued yesterday called “Fumes Across the Fence-Line: The Health Impacts of Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Facilities on African American Communities” (full copy below), that Dominion’s $5 billion 594-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) will force black people in low income communities in eastern North Carolina to bear “more than their fair share” of the so-called “risks” posed by the pipeline. ACP is a natural gas pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia through Virginia and into North Carolina. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a final approval for ACP in October (see FERC Approves Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley Pipeline Projects). Since that time socialist/Democrat groups have marshaled their forces to oppose it. The Sierra Club is opposing it in court. Just yesterday we told you about a cadre of regional radical groups (backed by larger groups like Sierra Club) that have filed a petition with FERC opposing ACP (see Little Green Takes 1st Step in Suing to Block Atlantic Coast Pipe). The NAACP “report” is the latest in what appears to be a coordinated attack on the project by the usual suspects…

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