The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been more thoroughly scrutinized than any infrastructure project in Virginia history. Over the past three years, the ACP has worked with dozens of state and federal agencies and maintained open communication with the public holding hundreds of meetings with communities and individual property owners. The ACP has also taken unprecedented steps to protect the environment—hundreds of route adjustments to avoid water sources, wildlife habitats and other environmentally sensitive areas utilizing best-in-class programs during construction; and working with landowners to plant pollinators along the route, to name just a few.
Virginia needs the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The ACP will bring much-needed American energy to areas where demand outpaces supply. This infrastructure will create jobs and bring in new industry. And, thanks to the protective measures the ACP has promised to put in place, the long-term benefits outweigh any potential short-term impacts.
Virginia is eager for this cleaner source of energy. Natural gas is an ideal partner fuel for renewables, thanks to its reliability and affordability—plus it dramatically cuts carbon emissions compared to traditional sources. The ACP will help Virginians secure a foundation for energy independence that will help our economy grow for years.
If you support Virginia jobs and Virginia workers, I ask that you support the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.