MEDIA ADVISORY: Atlantic Coast Pipeline Opponents Bring Challenge To Governor Cooper In Raleigh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Impacted Landowners Want The Governor To Understand Extent Of Damage That Is Already Occurring  

Raleigh, NC – North Carolinians from the proposed route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will travel to Raleigh March 26-28 to protest damage that is already being done to homes and property by construction crews of the pipeline company. The protester’s target is Governor Roy Cooper whose administration issued state water permits in late January that allowed construction to begin.

WHO:  NC landowners and citizens opposed to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

WHAT:  extended vigil (Monday through Wednesday), press conference and demonstration (Wednesday noon)

WHEN:  vigil daily from 9am to 5pm from Monday, March 26 to Wednesday, March 28; press conference and demonstration at 12 noon, Wednesday, March 28

WHERE:  in front of the Governor’s office, 116 W. Jones, Raleigh, NC

Tom Clark, an impacted landowner from the Eastover community of Cumberland County, will lead the daily vigil. Recently loggers employed by Dominion Energy and Duke Energy cut down many trees on his family’s land including “the grandfather tree”, a century old family landmark.

VISUALS:  Clear and compelling signage, protesters in conversation with passersby and governor’s staff, photos of damaged land and downed trees.

Interviews available.

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