ENERGY + ENVIRONMENT

Dominion Energy's latest report on the costs and feasibility of recycling and landfilling of nearly 30 million tons of coal ash, instead of capping it in place, has shaved roughly a billion dollars from the upper end of estimates prepared last year.That, lawmakers and environmental groups say, is the...
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...
Gov. Ralph Northam named new members for the state's air and water boards a day after he ignited the ire of environmental groups by removing air board members whose terms expired months ago just as the panel weighs a crucial permit for Dominion Energy's Atlantic Coast Pipeline.“We hope these...
Gov. Ralph Northam will replace two members of the State Air Pollution Control Board and at least one member of the State Water Control Board more than four months after their terms ended.Notably, the decision to replace the two members of the air board — Rebecca Rubin and Samuel Bleicher,...
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...
In each of the past two legislative sessions, the General Assembly has hit the pause button on Dominion Energy's plans to close ponds containing millions of tons of coal ash at four sites across the state.Some state lawmakers and environmental groups have pushed the reluctant utility to dig up...
After two days of meetings this week, the State Air Pollution Control Board has delayed until December a decision on a permit for a compressor station in Buckingham County that’s part of Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline.The board’s decision today followed a day of public comment, where a few...
Dozens of detractors and supporters had their say Thursday about a natural gas compressor station Dominion Energy plans to build in Buckingham County as part of its controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, as the State Air Pollution Control Board met to review a proposed permit for the facility.If the...
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...
Ella Rose doesn't expect to see much of a familiar "friend" if and when the compressor station comes to her corner of Buckingham County."I sit here in my living room, and I watch the deer and the turkeys and the wildlife walk through my backyard almost every day," said...