Atlantic Coast Pipeline Delayed Further After North Carolina Regulatory Hurdles

After FERC approval, Atlantic Coast Pipeline faces further delays after North Carolina state regulatory bodies seek additional testing and permits. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would bring natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, providing a major economic boost to those states.

“We’re working on a response to the NC DEQ’s data request and will submit it in short order,” Duke said in a statement. “We don’t expect an impact to the overall project schedule.” Department of Environmental Quality spokeswoman Bridget Munger said the answers could spark further inquiries. “It really will depend on whether they provide the information requested, and once staff has reviewed it, what additional questions they will have,” Munger said of the timeline.

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