July 7, 2020

Atlantic Coast Pipeline: CANCELED!

Wild Virginia applauds the decision by Dominion Energy and Duke Power to scrap its destructive and ill-conceived plan for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The pipeline would have damaged hundreds of waterbodies and ravaged communities all along its path.

David Sligh, Wild Virginia’s Conservation Director stated: “Citizens told Dominion and all of the government agencies who were tasked with protecting us that this was a horrible idea – finally, after causing so much pain and worry for so many, these companies have made a decision that is actually in the interest of their customers and the people their actions affect.”

Sligh continued: “This is a win for all of the thousands of people who have banded together in the most amazing uprising for environmental protection and environmental justice in Virginia’s history. Now, we will be pushing to make sure our state officials never let this kind of travesty happen again. Our water and air protection laws were more than strong enough to have empowered the DEQ and the air and water boards to stop this project and the MVP years ago. This time they failed but we don’t intend to allow that to happen again.”

Combatting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was a huge effort, and took place over many years. Wild Virginia wants to thank all of the many partner groups we’ve worked so closely with for so long and thank you for keeping up this fight with your support! 

Today, we see that when we work together we can protect our air and our water from corporate interests. Stay updated with Wild Virginia’s initiatives (recently, combatting the Mountain Valley Pipeline) and become a member so we can continue this fight, together! Your voice and help is instrumental in helping us achieve our goals, and protect and connect Virginia’s wild places!