This point marks the southern terminus of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a project sponsored by electric utilities to transport fracked shale gas from the Appalachian Mountains to the east coast of the United States. The proposed pipeline route crosses through the largest indigenous population in the eastern United States. The federal government's environmental justice analysis identified 30,000 indigenous people living within one mile of the route. These people belong to the Lumbee, Coharie, Haliwa-Saponi, and Meherrin Tribes in the state of North Carolina and to other tribes in the state of Virginia. Lands to be crossed by the pipeline have been occupied by these tribes since time immemorial, and tribes continue to live in tight-knit, rural communities within these territories today. One such community is Prospect, the historic Lumbee community where a proposed industrial facility would mark the pipeline's southern terminus. Although indigenous peoples make up less than 1% of the region's population, the government's analysis shows that they make up a much larger proportion of the population living along the pipeline route (>5% overall, 13% in North Carolina).