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Dominion, Duke ax long-delayed, $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Posted at 3:49 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 19:18:40-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have announced they are canceling the multi-state natural gas project due to delays and “increasing cost uncertainty.”

Despite a recent victory before the U.S. Supreme Court over a critical permit, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy said in a statement Sunday that “recent developments have created an unacceptable layer of uncertainty" for the $8 billion, 600-mile project designed to cross parts of West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.

The project has drawn fierce opposition from a coalition of landowners, activists and environmental advocates.