WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) President David Holt issued the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Tuesday granted a notice to proceed with construction activities in North Carolina:

“CEA applauds the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for issuing a notice to proceed with the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). This step forward in the project is critically important for families and business in communities across the region as it would provide roughly $377 million a year in energy cost savings for cash-strapped families, seniors and energy-intensive businesses like heavy and light manufacturing as well as farmers.

“CEA has been a strong proponent of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline because it will provide real energy solutions for citizens in an environmentally safe and secure way. In fact, pipelines like ACP are by far the safest and most efficient way to deliver our energy. Protecting our environment and meeting our energy needs is a win-win.

“America is experiencing an energy revolution that is changing lives, and North Carolina needs to be a part of it. This decision is great news for families and businesses across the region that will benefit directly from the project and the 17,000 new jobs and $2.7 billion in economic activity it will create. We look forward to continuing to have a thoughtful discussion in the state on how we build safe, environmentally-friendly infrastructure to safely transport and produce our energy.”

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About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers and manufacturers to support America’s energy future. With more than 500,000 members nationwide, our mission is to help ensure stable prices and energy security for households across the country. We believe energy development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all of us to actively engage in the conversation about how we develop our diverse energy resources and energy’s importance to the economy. Learn more at ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org.

Contact:
Emily Haggstrom
P: 720-582-0242
ehaggstrom@consumerenergyalliance.org