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Atlantic Coast Pipeline cleared by state regulators

The North Carolina Utilities Commission has granted approval of a pipeline that would transmit natural gas produced in the Marcellus Shale down the east coast, reports the Pittsburgh Business Times. The pipeline is owned by four different companies: AGL Resources with a 5 percent share of ownership, Piedmont Natural Gas with a 10 percent share, Duke Energy with 40 percent, ...

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Dominion Resources just gave back to Virginia in a big way

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Here’s a feel-good Friday story for you. Yesterday Dominion Resources, along with other private donors, helped secure the preservation of 9,000 acres in the Warm Springs Mountain in western Virginia. At Thursday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, The Nature Conservancy acknowledged the individuals and corporations that helped the organization realize one of its largest land purchases in Virginia. We are grateful to everyone ...

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Natural gas vs. Beer

The Atlantic Coast pipeline, a 550-mile a joint effort between Dominion Resources, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources, has gained a new unlikely opponent to their proposed construction: beer crafters. Grist.org reported that Blue Mountain Brewery, a craft brewery in the pristine Rockfish Valley of Virginia, is part of a Nelson County activist group opposing construction of the ...

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Professor: Gas industry in Marcellus Shale saved labor force

While the rest of the economy was in a recession, one union president says skilled laborers wallowed in what was more like a depression akin to the 1930s. Sean McGarvey, president of North America’s Building Trades Unions, boasted if not for the boom that started in 2006, thousands of skilled tradesmen like carpenters, plumbers and pipe fitters would still be ...

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Salem Township residents appeal to county over proposed natural gas plant

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Some Salem Township residents are concerned over plans to build a natural gas power plant on Route 11 and are seeking to have Luzerne County Council intervene. Virginia-based Moxie Energy announced plans to build a 900-megawatt power plant a few miles away from the PPL nuclear power plant. It is called the “Moxie Freedom Project” and would use locally produced ...

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$10 million in water protection grants offered by Duke Energy

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Duke Energy has announced its creation of $10 million in grants to protect waterways in five Southern states. The grants are intended to improve water quality assurance, wildlife habitat protection and expanded public access to waterways in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, The Charlotte Business Journal reports. They will be distributed ...

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Norfolk company wins prize for solar cellphone charger

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Sarah Kleiner Varble | The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK — A 27-year-old entrepreneur hopes she’s hit on the next big thing: a solar-powered cellphone charger that doubles as a protective case. “When people go camping and they’re out at the beach, they’re using their phones and taking pictures and the battery drains,” said Nisha Witt, founder of Aesop Technologies. Her year-old company’s ...

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Fracking’s woes told at forums

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Cathy Dyson | Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.) Officials from two states talked at two meetings this week about what localities can do in the face of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing. Three elected representatives from Pennsylvania told an audience in Tappahannock on Friday to know what they’re getting into, if their local governments sign up for natural gas drilling. Five county governments ...

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Atlantic Coast pipeline could bring $2.7 billion to route states

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project could have an economic impact as high as $2.7 billion for the states along its route, an economic analysis has concluded. Chmura Economics & Analytics of Richmond estimated the pipeline would bring an annual $456.3 million in direct, indirect and induced economic impacts to Virginia, North Carolina and ...

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Columbia Gas constructing new Virginia pipeline

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Another new natural gas pipeline will be coming to Virginia. Columbia Gas of Virginia is building the six-mile long transmission line in order to offer service to the Hoover Treated Wood Products plant in Milford, the Associated Press reports. The project will cost an estimated $5 million to complete and boast an eventual carrying ...

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