Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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Opponents of two natural gas pipelines in Virginia are vowing to continue fighting the projects, after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted its approval Friday evening.  

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

  A divided panel of federal regulators granted approvals Friday evening for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines, major East Coast projects.

Dominion Power says they’ve made no decision to expand the Atlantic Coast Pipeline into South Carolina. Last week the AP obtained a recording of Dominion executive Dan Weekly telling people at an energy conference that “everybody knows” the pipeline won’t stop in North Carolina.

The developers of a disputed natural gas pipeline on the U.S. East Coast are considering a major expansion of the project into South Carolina, according to remarks made by an energy company executive and interviews with others in the industry.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Now that the White House has appointed two new members to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the way is clear for approval of two proposed pipelines here in Virginia, but a new report from Oil Change International suggests the agency should go slow.