North Carolina Atlantic Coast Pipeline Investigation Summary of Relevant Information and Conclusion
Conditions set by the Governor's office for the approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline were improper or at least have the strong indication of impropriety
From the report:
From the information presented in this report it would be reasonable to conclude that Governor Cooper improperly used the authority and influence of his Office to cause the ACP partnership to commit to a $55 million ‘Mitigation Fund’ that the Governor placed under his complete control. Governor Cooper continued to use his authority and influence to delay the ACP permitting process until the ACP partners agreed to increase the fund amount to $57.8 million.