On July 5, 2020, six years after it was announced and nearly two years after it was supposed to be in operation, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy cut their losses and cancelled the 8 billion dollar project that could not overcome fierce opposition from activists in three states.
Listen as Democracy Now!‘s Amy Goodman interviews NC APPPL’s Donna Chavis about the successful campaign in North Carolina to protect our people and the places we live and love from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Overcoming Obstacles to Clean Energy in NC
May 17, 2021 NC APPPL webinar featuring Nancy LaPlaca
Nancy LaPlaca is an energy policy consultant living in Boone, NC who for years has fought so called “clean” coal and carbon sequestration throughout the country, including helping to stop a “clean” coal plant in Colorado in 2007.
She was a policy advisor to an elected Public Utilities Commission in Arizona, worked for 2 members of congress, clerked at the Arizona Court of Appeals and ran a grant program for the Arizona Supreme Court.
Nancy has lobbied legislatures in Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina and has participated in hundreds of Public Utility Commission dockets promoting clean energy, including power plant permits, transmission, integrated resource planning, energy efficiency, and stopping pipeline permits.
Nancy serves on the Boone Town Council and is an adjunct professor at Appalachian State University, teaching energy policy.
In November 2016 APPPL was formed by a network of volunteers who had organized 3 simultaneous walks in Robeson, Cumberland and Nash Counties along the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Started in 2016, NC APPPL is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to environmental justice in Eastern NC and stopping the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Learn more about our history and mission.