Atlantic Coast Pipeline Set to Move Forward after DEQ Issues Water Quality Certification

This past week, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a 401 water quality certification that was required for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to move forward in North Carolina.

According to the DEQ Secretary Michael Regan, the DEQ has granted the permit however their job does not stop there. The department’s job will continue by holding the company accountable to live up to its commitments.

While it may seem that this certification will protect the people and water of North Carolina, it is not met without opposition. Several residents and activists have expressed their concern for this certification being issued. Hope Taylor, executive director of Clean Water for North Carolina, is one of the many who oppose this pipeline. In a statement she said “this was a decision that was made by the wheeler-dealers that had nothing to do with protecting the people and the waters of North Carolina.”

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In addition to those concerned about the protection of the water sources in North Carolina, there are also several landowners who are concerned that their land will be negatively impacted. This pipeline will be built across eight North Carolina counties, affecting hundreds of landowners.

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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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