Dominion Energy’s $8 billion environmental justice blunder

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Dominion Energy’s $8 billion environmental justice blunder

Historic Virginia free slave community teaches power company a costly lesson on ignoring the potential health concerns on local residents. The new business reality of trying to build a natural gas pipeline became clear to Dominion Energy shortly after the multi billion-dollar utility company bought 68 acres of land once used as a slave plantation.  Protests were launched and environmental lawsuits were filed, forcing delays on the ground and costs to skyrocket from $5 billion to $8 billion. After nearly six years — and only six percent of construction completed…

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