Mar. 15, 2021: Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League has requested the Attorneys General of North Carolina and Virginia intervene on behalf of landowners who were forced to bow to "bullying and predatory" tactics used to gain easements for the now cancelled Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).
The ACP is a partnership between companies Dominion and Duke Energy. The pipeline company has refused to vacate all easements, even those gained from eminent domain proceedings through Federal courts. Many of the properties are owned by the families of freed slaves and are known as heir properties, and members of other environmental justice communities including members of the Lumbee Tribe.