Groups urge pipeline support

Published 1:07 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017

RICHMOND — In a recent letter to all six major party candidates for Virginia governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, a group of more than three dozen Virginia business and labor organizations expressed their strong and unwavering support for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).

According to a press release, in the letter, the organizations outlined substantial economic and environmental benefits the pipeline will bring to Virginia and encouraged the candidates’ support.

Dominion is leading the 600-mile ACP project, which, if granted approval from federal regulators, would span Buckingham County and cross parts of Cumberland and Prince Edward.

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“In particular, the groups highlighted the thousands of new jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity the pipeline will generate during construction,” officials said in a news release. “The groups also touted the 1,300 long-term new jobs, increased manufacturing and hundreds of millions of dollars in annual energy cost savings the pipeline will support once in operation.”