Executive Director's blog

A new corps of volunteers forms to be watchdogs for pipeline impacts

Last week our NC Pipeline Watch Program launched with volunteer training in Robeson County, North Carolina. Volunteers learned how to monitor pipeline construction activities, identify required pollution control measures, determine if those measures are preventing water quality impacts, and how to document and report observed problems along the planned pipeline route.

Tell FERC to fix its broken pipeline permitting process

FERC is currently accepting online comment to inform how it should change its harmful pipeline policy. The comment period is open until July 25, 2018. 

Re: Docket # PL18-1-000 - FERC’s request for information and stakeholder perspective to help the Commission explore how it should revise certification of new natural gas transportation facilities.

The current process is extremely outdated and does not appropriately or adequately evaluate whether a proposed natural gas project is or will be required by the present or future public convenience and necessity.

Gas Pipelines - Put People Ahead of Profits

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) recent announcement that it will reconsider how it reviews and approves interstate gas pipelines holds great importance to the communities where our members live, work and play.

This message is being sent to Commissioners on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as well as members of Congress.

Protecting the Lynches River Watershed

We are pleased to announce that the second cycle for applications to the Lynches River Conservation Fund is now open!

The Lynches River is one of the so called "five rivers" that is part of our greater Winyah Bay watershed. We've been involved in conservation efforts there for several years and are proud to be part of the Lynches River Conservation Board, participating in the fund for land conservation/acquisition and supporting projects that will improve its water quality and ecological integrity.

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