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APNewsBreak: Gov’s PAC returning money linked to oil company

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s political action committee is returning a $25,000 donation from a company with ties to Angola’s state-owned oil company after receiving questions from The Associated Press about whether the contribution was legal. Officials at Common Good Va. initially believed the $25,000 donation on June 29 was legal. But nearly a month later, the PAC ...

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Dominion announces alternate routes for proposed pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Resources Inc. said Monday it has come up with alternative segments for portions of a 550-mile proposed natural gas pipeline in two Virginia counties where many local landowners have been fighting the project. The company said the alternative segments of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Augusta County and Nelson County will potentially have “the least ...

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Offshore drilling possible for Virginia?

The Obama administration’s proposed five-year draft plan designating potential areas of the Outer Continental Shelf for future offshore oil and gas drilling includes a swath of the Atlantic stretching from Virginia to the Florida border. U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell unveiled the long-awaited proposal Tuesday, saying it reflects the president’s “all of the above” approach to domestic ...

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Group says James River at risk of toxic disaster

After a pair of toxic spills and a train derailment earlier this year involving regional waterways, an advocacy group claims the James River is at risk of a toxic disaster. The James River Association called the Lynchburg derailment of a train carrying volatile Bakken crude oil along the upper James, a chemical spill on the Elk River in West Virginia ...

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Virginia may not frack for years, governor says

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Virginia’s governor says it will be a long time before the state finishes reviewing regulations on proposed hydraulic fracturing. Gov. Terry McAuliffe released a statement today saying it may take years for Virginia to issue drilling permits to energy companies, the Associated Press reports. The state has received requests to allow hydraulic fracturing in the coastal ...

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Report: Virginia lags on clean energy, but could lead

Tamara Dietrich | The Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) Virginia environmentalists say the commonwealth lags behind other Atlantic states in developing offshore wind energy, and are urging lawmakers to seize the “golden opportunity” to take the lead. What’s needed, they say, is an aggressive energy plan from the state, policies to ensure a competitive market for offshore wind power and ...

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