COMMENTARY

Imagine if you were sitting down to dinner tonight and your spouse said she had something really important to talk with you about.You’re not totally surprised by this because she’s been gone a lot, taking whispered phone calls, sending late-night texts. But you still don’t really know what might...
Steve Haner at Bacon's Rebellion has a good breakdown of a recent Dominion Energy earnings call in which CEO Tom Farrell said the company's Atlantic Coast Pipeline's cost estimates had ballooned to $6.5 to $7 billion.Per the transcript, Farrell blamed a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission stop-work order and delays...
Sadly, Gov. Ralph Northam's decision last week to replace two members of the State Air Pollution Control Board, even as the board considers a crucial permit that would allow a compressor station for Dominion Energy's Atlantic Coast Pipeline, is far from an anomaly.Between 2006 and 2010, during my second...
Imagine you are a stressed-out parent.Perhaps you're juggling two jobs, struggling with depression or anxiety, worried about making ends meet, afraid of being evicted from your home.Your child is misbehaving, demanding, pushing your buttons. You have a moment when you think: “I just can’t take it anymore.” In that...
An E&E News analysis out today finds that the federal Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration sought no fine in 90 percent of the 137 pipeline fires or explosions since 2019.The article quotes Bath County landowner Bill Limpert, who has fought Dominion Energy's proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which plans to...
The Danish energy giant that is partnering with Dominion Energy on a Virginia offshore wind pilot project has finalized its $510 million acquisition of Deepwater Wind, which built the first — and for the time being the only— offshore wind farm in the U.S. in Block Island Sound.The new...
The Virginia State Corporation Commission on Friday approved Dominion Energy Virginia’s proposed Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, but not happily.A news release from the SCC complains about the “excessive costs” of the two turbines about 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach and the way it is...
The State Corporation Commission has endorsed a pair of Dominion Energy renewable energy projects: two offshore wind test turbines and an agreement to purchase power from an independent 80-megawatt solar facility in Halifax County.The approval of the wind turbines, which are to be built about 27 miles off the...
I have heard it a million times and the story still makes my sides split.My grandmother, an aspiring Boston nurse of Irish and English ancestry, who grew up in the nearby seaside town of Quincy, had started dating a Harvard medical student with a funny last name and was...
A judge in Richmond decided earlier this month that Virginia's judiciary was not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.The ruling was the culmination of a more than three-year tug-of-war between an Eastern Shore sculptor and the court system’s administrators.Dr. William Turner has long believed that circuit court judges...