EcoRobeson to host meeting in Maxton

MAXTON — EcoRobeson will hold its August meeting in Maxton and its major topic will be the proposed Liquid Natural Gas Hazardous Processing Plant near Maxton.

All residents of the area concerned about the proposed facility and have questions about it are invited to attend. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Renaissance Event Center, located at 107 W. Central St. in Maxton.

The meeting notice, titled: “Dirty Industry: Pipelines and the Proposed Liquid Natural Gas, Hazardous Facility near Maxton,” will also provide information on the Piedmont Gas Pipeline now under construction and the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Information will include the hazardous and environmental dangers of carbon-based, methane gas pipelines and LNG processing facilities, including their hazardous, explosive, environmental, and economic risks to persons, the environment, rural economies, and to climate change.

Information will also include the permits that the proposed facility will need prior to construction and how citizens can become engaged in the permitting process.

EcoRobeson was formed in 2015 as a result of the massive, Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina in 2014. Eco-Robeson advocated for the complete removal and recycling of the 2.5 million tons of coal ash stored in ponds along the banks of the Lumber River Jacob Swamp near Lumberton.

For information, contact Robie Goins at 910-734-2814 or the Rev. Mac Legerton at 910-736-5573.