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Time to hit the brakes on a new nuclear reactor for Virginia

Under an ill-conceived plan now being advanced by Dominion Resources for a third nuclear reactor at its North Anna facility, Virginia consumers could see their electricity bills go up 25 percent.

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Dominion Virginia Power marks Veteran’s Day by helping local veterans with weatherization, energy assistance

Dominion Virginia Power volunteers and weatherization experts will join forces on the eve of Veteran’s Day to help and honor veterans who have served our nation.


Court rejects Dominion motion to dismiss coal ash lawsuit

Last Friday the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied Dominion Virginia Power’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of Sierra Club, over the illegal contamination of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River with harmful coal ash waste from the Chesapeake Energy Center.

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Dominion takes steps to protect eagles, other large birds

Bald eagles and other large birds will be safer around Dominion Virginia Power’s distribution lines thanks to an innovative new approach that will widen the space between local electric distribution lines.

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Dominion informs NRC of intent to seek second license renewal for Surry Power Station

Dominion Virginia Power, a unit of Dominion, today became the first U.S utility to notify the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its intent to file a second license renewal application for one of its nuclear stations. Surry Power Station would be one of the first nuclear stations in the nation to receive a second license extension if Dominion completes the process and the application is approved.

Wild Virginia: FERC rejects Atlantic Coast Pipeline soil testing data

In a 23-page letter dated November 5, 2015 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Clyde Thompson, Forest Supervisor of the Monongahela National Forest, requested that FERC reject all soil testing data generated by Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia and the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.

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Dominion announces third-quarter 2015 earnings

Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) announced Monday operating earnings for the three months ended September 30, 2015, of $611 million ($1.03 per share), compared to operating earnings of $545 million($0.93 per share) for the same period in 2014.

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Dominion declares quarterly dividend of 64.75 cents

The board of directors of Dominion (NYSE: D) has declared a quarterly dividend of 64.75 cents per share of common stock.

Update on Atlantic Coast Pipeline route variation in Augusta County

Last Friday, Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC announced that it had identified a minor route variation to avoid crossing the Lyndhurst Source Water Protection Area in Augusta County, as requested by the Augusta County Service Authority.

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Dominion Virginia Power tracks Hurricane Joaquin, urges customers to prepare ahead of storm

Dominion Virginia Power is tracking Hurricane Joaquin and two other weather systems that could lead to flooding, high winds and falling trees that could result in widespread and extended power outages in the company’s service area.

Activists disrupt Gov. Terry McAuliffe speech to protest pipeline

Five activists disrupted Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s keynote address at the Biennial Natural Resources and Energy Law Symposium today by performing a poem written specifically for the governor and creatively demanding that he “call off” the proposed pipelines threatening to go through Virginia.

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Dominion Virginia Power outage map provides more info to customers

Dominion Virginia Power has introduced a new online interactive outage map that provides more streamlined, detailed information to enable customers to quickly report and accurately track power outages and restoration.


EnergySure Coalition applauds Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s FERC filing

EnergySure, a coalition of more than 160 businesses, labor organizations, and other local, state and national groups, today announced its resounding support of Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s filing submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.


Atlantic Coast Pipeline applies for permit to build $5 billion natural gas pipeline

Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC today formally applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to build a 564-mile interstate natural gas transmission pipeline.

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Dominion selects recipients to share $1.5 Million in education grants

From outdoor learning gardens to solar-powered cooling systems, this year’s Dominion educational grants will help fund a wide variety of programs engaging students of all ages in science, technology, engineering and math studies related to energy, the environment and workforce development.

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Dominion recognized for economic development impact in Virginia

Site Selection magazine has named Dominion as one of the country’s top 10 utilities for economic development.

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Dominion to sell 33 percent partnership interest in contracted solar portfolio to SunEdison

Dominion (NYSE: D) announced Monday that it has agreed to enter into a partnership with SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), in which it would sell 33 percent of its ownership in 425 megawatts of solar generating capacity for approximately $300 million, subject to working capital and certain other adjustments.

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Dominion awards $20,000 to student veterans

Four Dominion interns are winners of the Dominion Student Veteran Service Award. Each will receive $5,000 recognizing his or her service to the United States and to Dominion.

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Dominion accepting applications for $1 million in grants supporting critical community needs

Nonprofit organizations in the regions served by Dominion are invited to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each for programs that provide essential community services in areas of housing, food security, medicine and medical services.

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Dominion, North Carolina Aquarium partner to build state’s largest jellyfish exhibit

One of the sea’s most misunderstood and beautiful creatures, the jellyfish, will be the focus of a new exhibit at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion North Carolina Power.

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Dominion awards six Memorial Scholarships

Six students have been accepted into the Dominion Memorial Scholarship Program. These recent high school graduates, pursuing higher education in the fall, will receive up to $5,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years.


Community groups in eight states participating in Hands Across Our Land

The culmination of what was conceived last January during a conversation between Free Nelson Co-Chair Sharon Ponton and Nelson County activist Matt Dwyer will occur when communities in eight states take part in the Aug. 18 Hands Across Our Land.

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Report: Dominion carbon intensity rate drops 28 percent from 2008-2014

In its eighth annual Citizenship & Sustainability Report, Dominion (NYSE: D) says the company’s carbon intensity rate – carbon emissions per unit of electric output from its generating fleet – declined by 28 percent from 2008 to 2014.

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Dominion announces second-quarter 2015 earnings

Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) announced operating earnings for the three months ended June 30, 2015, of $429 million ($0.73 per share), compared to operating earnings of $361 million ($0.62per share) for the same period in 2014.

Wild Virginia: George Washington National Forest weighs In on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

On July 30, Tom Speaks, Forest Supervisor of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, submitted a report to Kimberly Bose, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to “identify information and data requirements necessary for the assessment of project effects on National Forest System Lands” from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).”


Hands Across Our Land event on Aug. 18 to push opposition to pipeline

Grassroots resistance to proposed new natural gas infrastructure including the Dominion Cove Point Liquefaction plant, the Atlantic Coast, and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines is ramping up as groups and individuals across the country plan a coordinated action called “Hands Across Our Land” for Aug. 18.

David Swanson: Hey, I have an idea where they can stick the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia campaigned on green energy (and I hear some people may have believed him, though I haven’t met one) and then immediately backed the proposed construction of a giant fracked-gas pipeline through the mountains and farms of Virginia to carry fossil fuels from West Virginia to North Carolina.

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Dominion Virginia Power urges customers to be on guard against rise in scams

Dominion Virginia Power continues to urge customers to be on the lookout for scammers who threaten to disconnect electrical service immediately if payment is not made.


Nelson County residents rally for independence from Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Friends of Nelson, a citizen’s group in Nelson County opposing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, plans to rally in celebration of American Independence and the rights our founding fathers conferred on citizens, as well as protest the erosion of property rights this fourth of July.

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Dominion asks State Corporation Commission to approve Greensville power station

Dominion Virginia Power has asked the Virginia State Corporate Commission (SCC) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to build a $1.3 billion state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power station in Greensville County.

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Glendale Water & Power awards DVI full deployment contract after successful pilot

California’s Glendale Water & Power (GWP), in collaboration with Dominion Voltage Inc. (DVI), a grid-optimization subsidiary of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D), has executed a full deployment license agreement for the use of DVI’s EDGE® advanced grid optimization solution.

Pipeline fight: Who advocates for the people?

As president of Friends of Augusta, I found it necessary to attend a day of demonstration outside of FERC, not only because of my strong opposition to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, but also because of how flawed the process of approving pipelines is.

Friends of Nelson joins grassroots coalition protesting FERC over proposed pipeline

Today, on the steps outside the Washington office of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Friends of Nelson is protesting what it calls FERC’s flagrant disregard for the public in the permitting process for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Pipeline: A matter of numbers

After many long months, the ACP and Dominion are now releasing details of the proposed pipeline through several West Virginia counties and the Virginia counties of Highland, Augusta, and Nelson.

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Employee invention enhances safety in the workplace at Dominion

Inventors don’t always walk around in lab coats; at Dominion, they might wear hard hats, drive bucket trucks, construct pipelines, or develop databases.

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Dominion Virginia Power customers urged to prepare for hurricane season

Dominion is urging all customers to prepare now for the upcoming summer storm season. Everyone can take advantage of the state’s sales tax holiday from May 25-31 to stock their emergency kits with supplies.

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Dominion Resources Aanounces public offering of common stock

Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE: D), announced Wednesday the sale of an aggregate of 2,800,000 shares of its common stock through a registered underwritten public offering to UBS Securities LLC, as the sole underwriter for this offering.

Dominion confronted by protests outside annual shareholder meeting

As many as 140 protesters from across Virginia and Maryland greeted Dominion Resources executives and board members arriving for the company’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday morning, in a sign of the growing citizen backlash over the company’s dirty energy investments and dirty politics.

Friends of Nelson asks Dominion Board of Directors, stockholders to drop plans for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

On Wednesday morning, on the steps outside the Dominion Resources Board of Directors and Shareholders Meeting, Friends of Nelson will ask that Dominion drop its plans to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Demonstrators outside Chamber energy conference question Dominion’s failure to act on climate

Demonstrators outside the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Energy and Sustainability Conference this morning met conference attendees with signs like “Dominion – Global Warming starts here” and other signs urging the state’s largest utility to quit its membership in ALEC-the American Legislative Executive Council.


New pipeline letters going out to resolve technical issue

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is drafting new letters to some landowners in Virginia requesting permission to survey their properties to resolve a technical issue: the initial letter requesting permission came from Dominion Transmission Inc. (DTI) rather than the Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC (ACP).

Sierra Club blasts Dominion’s plans for a new gas-fired power plant

Dominion CEO Thomas Farrell and Dominion Virginia Power President Robert Blue continue to take us backwards in the critical work of addressing climate change.


Forest Service issues permit to survey portions of George Washington National Forest for proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Forest Service is issuing a temporary special use permit to survey a 12.6-mile segment of the George Washington National Forest for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Highland County and Augusta County.

Friends of Nelson, Augusta County Alliance join forces on Dominion pipeline fight

Friends of Nelson and the Augusta County Alliance, two citizen groups that have led the opposition to Dominion’s proposed 42-inch, high pressure nature gas pipeline, have joined forces in order to produce an economic report countering the purported economic benefits of Dominion’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Group: Rush from Dominion makes regulatory process a ‘sham’

Property owners in Nelson County who first heard from Dominion that they were on the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline just last Wednesday, discovered Friday that they had little time to give the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission feedback.

John P. Flannery: Dominion’s 550 mile toxic gas pipeline

We all resent the fact that Dominion Power owns the elected officials and pols in both parties in the Commonwealth of Virginia, rather than having our elected “representatives” represent “our” interests.

Nelson County group takes offensive against pipeline surveys

In response to Dominion and Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s latest effort to expedite surveys on hundreds of properties in Nelson County, Nelson County residents are taking the offensive.

Opposition to Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline on the rise

Dominion’s recent release of proposed “alternative routes” has Nelson County landowners outraged. And so does Dominion’s reliance on eminent domain as the “preferred alternative” to transport vast quantities of natural gas for export.

Groups call on Dominion to abandon plans for North Anna 3 reactor

Today 15 organizations announced they have come together to form Not on Our Fault Line, an alliance that will oppose Dominion Virginia Power’s plans for a new nuclear reactor in Louisa County adjacent to the site of the North Anna Reactors 1 & 2.

Dominion touts benefits of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Consumers and businesses in Virginia and North Carolina could save an estimated $377 million annually in lower energy costs thanks to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, according to an analysis by Virginia-based consulting firm ICF International.