Protest planned in Pembroke of natural gas pipeline

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Shiles, Bob. "Protest planned in Pembroke of natural gas pipeline." Robesonian [Lumberton, NC] November 17, 2016.

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The Prayer Walk in Pembroke hopes to educate the public on possible harm that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will have on some North Carolina counties, including Robeson County.

The pipeline is 550 miles long and will transport natural gas from West Virginia to North Carolina. It will cross 22 miles in Robeson County. The walk is called the “Walk for the Protection of People and Places Where We Live: Stop the Pipeline.”

Those participating plan to “travel down Prospect Road to the Piedmont Natural Gas transfer station, where the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will end.” After the walk ends, there will be presentations on the harmful effects it could have on the community.

The line could also mean an increase of $684,000 per year in property tax revenue. Proponents say, “It is critical to the economic development of Robeson County as industries look to natural gas as an energy source when making decisions on where to locate.”

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