- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Energy provider Dominion Resources Inc. is asking federal regulators to begin its environmental review of a proposed $5 billion pipeline that would deliver natural gas to the Southeast.

The 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline that would run through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina is a joint venture between Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources.

Dominion said it took the necessary first step in the extensive Federal Energy Regulatory Commission review process on behalf of its partners Friday.

The project will need the approvals of 40 federal, state and local regulatory agencies before construction can begin.

Officials in a number of localities also have endorsed the project but it is finding pockets of opposition along its planned path.



Atlantic Coast Pipeline project: https://www.dom.com/business/gas-transmission/atlantic-coast-pipeline/index.jsp

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