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Environmental Groups Seek to Halt Building of Duke LNG Project

July 13, 2020, 8:11 PM

Friends of the Earth and Lumber Riverkeeper are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to order construction be halted on a liquefied natural gas project owned by Duke Energy’s Piedmont Natural Gas.

  • Environmental groups said in letter that Duke lacks valid authorization under the Clean Water Act to build Robeson LNG facility in North Carolina
  • “The Robeson LNG Pipeline Project stands on very shaky legal ground, and we intend to topple it,” Donna Chavis, senior fossil fuel campaigner for Friends of the Earth, said in a statement
  • Construction of Robeson facility began in June 2019, according to Piedmont’s ...