Client: Natural Resources Defense Council
November 2017-December 2017
Senior Researcher Rachel Wilson, Research Assistants Sagal Alisalad and Emrat Nur Marzan, along with Researcher Bryndis Woods prepared a report regarding the Atlantic Cost Pipeline (ACP). The ACP is a proposed new natural gas pipeline that is currently planned to travel through West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina and is intended to bring natural gas to markets in those states. Dominion Transmission, Inc., the leading percentage owner of the pipeline, has made several arguments in favor of the project based on reports it commissioned from ICF International and Chmura Economics & Analytics. In this report, Ms. Wilson and the Applied Economics Clinic staff examined the merit of each of these claims and find them to be unsupported based on available data.