Anti-pipeline extremists opposed to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline picketed the front yard of Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good’s Charlotte, North Carolina home May 9. Duke Energy is a partner in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which will bring much-needed natural gas from Pennsylvania and Ohio to customers in Virginia and North Carolina. The trespassing extremists also erected a 20-foot-tall tower in Good’s driveway.
Duke Energy condemned the event. One person was arrested for trespassing and littering.
“They were not only breaking the law by trespassing, but also did so in a manner that jeopardized the safety of the other residents of the neighborhood,” Duke said. “This fringe group is far out of the mainstream in North Carolina in working to undermine a project that will produce clean, low-cost energy and thousands of jobs.”
Natural gas from the project will result in increased savings and reliability for customers and stimulate economic development in eastern North Carolina.