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Johnston landowners hold hands to protest pipeline

Juggling umbrellas in the afternoon rain, 16 Johnston County landowners joined hands Tuesday to protest a proposed natural gas pipeline. Francine Stephenson gathered the group on her family’s land, which falls in the planned pathway of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. If approved by federal regulators, the $5 billion project would lay 550 miles of underground pipe in West Virginia, Virginia ...

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King George County seeks public input on proposed ordinance on fracking

After a year of review, King George County officials have finished drafting an ordinance that addresses fracking, and they’re now seeking input from residents. A public hearing on the amended zoning ordinance–and the addition to the county’s Comprehensive Plan–will be held Sept. 1 in the board room of the Revercomb Administration Center. The new ordinance doesn’t prohibit hydraulic fracturing, the ...

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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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Proposed W.Va.-Va. pipeline finding some resistance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Companies proposing a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia are threatening legal action against property owners who refuse to allow surveyors on their land. Mountain Valley Pipeline is a joint venture between EQT Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc. It would run from Wetzel County, West Virginia, to another pipeline in Pittsylvania County in Southside Virginia. ...

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EQT pipeline vs. W. Virginia & Virginia

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Due to concerns voiced by communities in West Virginia and Virginia, EQT Corp. is looking into a new route for its proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline that would transport natural gas from northwestern West Virginia to Virginia. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph, located in West Virginia, reported on a letter from the Monroe County Board of Health opposing the pipeline.  Officials are ...

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NASA Wallops concerned with potential offshore drilling

Twenty days after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill rocked the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the U.S. Department of Interior canceled the proposed sale of a gas and oil drilling lease, Lease 220, off Virginia’s coast. Almost five years later, the possibility of oil and gas drilling off Delmarva has reappeared, with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announcing in ...

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Report on natgas pipeline outlines economic benefits

RICHMOND, Va. — A study commissioned by the companies planning to build a pipeline to deliver natural gas to the Southeast says the project would lower customer energy bills and increase employment. The $5 billion, 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline would run through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. It’s a joint venture between Dominion Resources, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas ...

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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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Oceana report touts benefits of offshore winds vs. drilling

NORFOLK, Va. — A report issued by Oceana concludes the development of wind turbines off Virginia’s coast would create thousands of jobs. The oceans advocacy group issued a report Wednesday that compares offshore wind development vs. drilling for oil and gas in Atlantic waters. Oceana said the economic analysis found that wind development would produce twice the number of jobs ...

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