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Groups urge pipeline support

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.

“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.”