The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which has been in planning and development for the past three years, is a project intended to carry natural gas through North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, in order to supply fuel for North Carolina.
Many community members as well as environmental agencies have expressed environmental concerns of the pipeline being built. Their concerns are not unfounded and fortunately NC officials recognized this. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality said the environmental plan proposed by Duke Energy and its business partners does not meet the state’s standards for erosion and sediment control. Therefore, the agency rejected the plan and has requested that companies resubmit the application with additional information within 15 days, or to contest the agency’s disapproval and request a hearing within 60 days.
We applaud NC officials for requiring more information and keeping the safety and health of all NC residents in mind before this project is allowed to move forward.
To read more about the rejection of the environmental plans for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, click here.
To read the letter of disapproval from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, click here.
While this is a positive step toward ensuring the safety of NC residents, plans for the project may still move forward if Duke Energy provides additional information that is approved. Therefore, many NC property owners may be affected. As a property owner, you are entitled to just and fair compensation if your property is “taken” by a city, state or governmental agency. If your land, home or business is affected by any type of land condemnation, call Henson Fuerst at 919-781-1107 for a FREE CONSULTATION.
An experienced North Carolina eminent domain lawyer will speak with you and answer all of your questions. At Henson Fuerst, we will explain your options, and stand with you every step of the way in fighting to protect your rights to the fair and just compensation you may deserve.
It is important to understand your rights as a property owner. The law requires that the government or condemning agency pay you “just compensation”, but we find in the majority of cases, the offers made by the government fail to be fair to property owners. We regularly see government appraisals that severely undervalue properties anywhere from 50-100+% or more!
Protect yourself by calling Henson Fuerst experienced Land Condemnation attorneys today at 919-781-1107.
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