Documents reveal immense outreach on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Energy is leaving nothing to chance in its effort to get the Atlantic Coast Pipeline built and running by late next year at a cost of up to $6.5 billion.

As it works to make the case for the massive natural gas project, Dominion has donated to candidates, bought advertising, provided a ghostwritten letter of support and handed out $2 million in grants of around $5,000 to $10,000 to communities along the route.

The Associated Press has documented this immense effort, obtaining public records and interviewing company officials and supporters and opponents of the proposed pipeline, which would run through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.

Dominion officials say its efforts are transparent, fair and match the scope of its largest-ever capital project.

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