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Blue Light Report - July / August 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Like many of you, I am also disappointed in the many projects that have been stalled or delayed. All the more reason we must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to advocate. Sadly, only about 50% of our members are actively engaged on our Action Network.

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**Project Update** On September 17, FERC submitted a letter to Dominion Energy stating it will allow construction to resume on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, weeks after work was halted when a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for the 600-mile (965-kilometer) natural gas pipeline. This is a critical victory for our members whose jobs were put in jeopardy when FERC issued the stop work order over the summer. CLICK HERE to view the press release.**

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is an interstate natural gas transmission pipeline that would serve multiple public utilities and their growing energy needs in Virginia and North Carolina. The natural gas transported safely by this project would be used to generate electricity as well as to heat homes and run local businesses. By providing access to additional low-cost natural gas
supplies, this project increases the reliability and security of natural gas supplies in Virginia and North Carolina.

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