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Opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) will premiere a new short film “Robeson Rises” highlighting the fight against the ACP in Robeson County. The 600-mile pipeline proposed by Duke Energy and Dominion Power plans to bring fracked gas from West Virginia across Virginia and through eight North Carolina Counties, ending in Pembroke and Prospect in rural Robeson County in the heart of the Lumbee Indian community.
The screening on Mar. 22 is presented by EcoRobeson, Appalachian Voices, The Carolina Civic Center, and Working Films. The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The screening will be followed by a discussion at 6:30 p.m. with local leaders who will discuss the proposed pipeline’s impact and how other communities have stopped pipelines similar to the ACP. Members of the local environmental group, EcoRobeson who are featured in the film will be available for questions and discussion at the premier and after the panel discussion.