The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) proposes to run a fracked gas pipeline 200 miles in North Carolina through communities and across waterways. Should construction begin, we want to ensure ACP fully complies with regulations intended to protect people and the environment from pollution by engaging volunteer observers. This program is organized by a group of conservation and community organizations.
This website is intended to provide resources to volunteers trained to perform in the field monitoring of construction activities, a monitoring guide, field data sheet, maps, and pictures of pollution control measures.
Let us know if you'd like to organize a training in your community or to become a volunteer monitor.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has not yet received all required approvals. Advocates continue to oppose its construction at both the Federal (e.g., Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or FERC) and the State (NC Department of Environmental Quality or DEQ) levels as do our colleagues in both West Virginia and Virginia.
However, because there is some on the ground activity and because we aim to be proactive rather than reactive, we are launching this monitoring program in NC to not only raise awareness of the potential environmental impacts but also to identify and report on issues that might otherwise go unnoticed. Similar efforts are underway in WV and VA. Together we are working to stop the ACP.
UPCOMING TRAININGS FOR PIPELINE OBSERVERS FROM NC PIPELINE WATCH
These trainings will get you oriented and provide you the information to get in the field and monitor currently ongoing construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for pollution issues. We will talk about where the pipeline route is planned, what types of pollution control measures to look for, how to determine if those measures are working, and how to record and report problems. Maps and reference documents will be available at our trainings.
1) Southern Portion In Person Training for Pipeline Observers
Thursday, November 8th, at the Renaissance Event Center, located at 107 W. Central St. in Maxton, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - RSVP here
2) Northern Portion In Person Training for Pipeline Observers
Monday, November 19th, training at the monthly Medoc Mountain Group Sierra Club meeting at the Englewood Methodist Church, 300 S Circle Dr off Sunset Ave, in Rocky Mount, from 7-8:30 pm - RSVP here
3) NC Pipeline Watch Online Training for Pipeline Observers
Tuesday, November 13th on your computer, from 6 pm - 7:30. RSVP today!
Duke Energy and Dominion Resources are trying to run a fracked gas pipeline 200 miles in North Carolina through communities and across waterways. As construction starts we continue to work to stop the pipeline and want to ensure ACP fully complies with regulations intended to protect people and the environment from pollution by engaging volunteer observers. This program is organized by NC Pipeline Watch, a group of conservation and community organizations.
This webinar is intended to provide resources to volunteers through training to perform in the field monitoring of construction activities, a monitoring guide, field data sheet, maps, and pictures of pollution control measures. If you have questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://ncpipelinewatch.org