Dominion CEO Says Atlantic Coast Pipeline is Full Speed Ahead

Dominion CEO Diane Leopold held a conference call last Thursday to provide an update on progress for the company’s $5 billion, 594-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline–a natural gas pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia through Virginia and into North Carolina. Leopold said on the call that Dominion has procured 85% of the land, materials, and services it needs to build the pipeline. Nearly all of the land surveying is now done (98%)–and the company now has signed agreements with 60% of the landowners along the proposed route. Leopold expects the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will grant a final approval for the project this fall. In other words, it’s full speed ahead for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, irregardless of opposition from anti-fossil fuel fanatics, a relative few who continue to vociferously oppose the project…

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