Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality is holding hearings around central Virginia this week and next.  It is seeking public comment on two natural gas pipelines proposed for the state and what their effect might be on water resources.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will hear comments at locations around the state this month, on proposed water protection standards for 2 natural gas pipelines slated for Virginia. Pipeline opponents are looking to the DEQ as their last hope to have their concerns about the projects heard. 

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Dominion Energy has long been considered the most influential corporation in Virginia. Over the last 20 years, it has given nearly 11 million dollars to candidates running for office in this state, but Dominion may be losing its grip on lawmakers. 

Mallory Noe-Payne

One of the state’s most influential corporations and 35 banks hope to make money from the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  Business and labor groups have lined up behind it, as has Virginia’s governor, but opponents say it’s not a done deal. They plan to fight the pipeline in government hearings and in court.

Dominion Energy claims the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is urgently needed to accommodate growing demand for natural gas. Without it, the company warns Virginia’s economy will suffer. Pipeline opponents say that’s not the case.