At a construction site, a technician tests a pipeline weld for defects using an ultrasonic phased array instrument.

Opponents to energy production and infrastructure will seemingly stop at nothing to ensure pipeline projects like the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are unable to continue construction – stonewalling the economic and environmental benefits the project would bring.

Besides generating jobs and tax revenue, pipelines help lower household energy expenses by increasing supply. That’s key for North Carolinians, who spend nearly $3,000 annually on energy. For those in poverty, that’s about 25 percent of their take-home pay.

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