by Rachel Adams-Heard and Ellen M. Gilmer, Bloomberg
- Giant pipeline projects such as the Datoka Access Pipeline and the Atlantic Pipeline are being shut down as the fight against fossil fuel infrastructure grows
- Energy companies Dominion Energy Inc. and Duke Energy Corp. canceled the Atlantic Coast gas pipeline after years of delays and major costs increase from $5 billion to $8 billion
- Dominion sold nearly all of its gas pipelines and storage business to Berkshire Hathaway and is pursuing net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
- The closure of the long-contested Dakota Access pipeline will take place by early August, making it the first in-service line to be shut down for environmental concerns
- Environmentalists have started focusing on blocking pipeline permits instead of oil wells and are seeing success
- Other large scale pipeline projects are facing cancelation as more environmentalists help block the permits and construction
Fossil fuel divestment and the transition to 100% clean energy is critical to achieving The Climate Center’s goals under the Climate-Safe California Platform.
Read More: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-06/demise-of-gas-project-shows-u-s-pipelines-becoming-unbuildable
Nina TurnerEnergy Programs and Communications Coordinator
Janina is a graduate of the Energy Management and Design program at Sonoma State University with experience in non-profits that specialize in sustainability and volunteerism.