Grim day for pipelines shows they’re almost impossible to build

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.

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