Cooper administration releases thousands of Atlantic Coast Pipeline documents
The document dump is in response to General Assembly and media requests for information on pipeline negotiations.Posted — Updated
Cooper has denied any wrongdoing and said the Republican-led legislature's attacks are political. A similar fund was negotiated in Virginia, where the pipeline is also expected to run, but that agreement is more detailed than North Carolina's.
The administration released more than 5,700 documents Thursday after 5 p.m. The document dump is a response not only to the General Assembly's repeated requests for information, but to media requests, including one filed by WRAL News in February and only partially filled at the time.
It will take time to dig through the documents. Most of those reviewed by WRAL News Thursday night were simply emailed news articles mentioning the pipeline, press releases the state put out about the pipeline and various news alerts mentioning the project. There is also a transcript of a WRAL News interview with Cooper's deputy chief of staff and members of Cooper's press office.
Readers can share what they find on Twitter using the hashtag #pipelinedocs, which WRAL News will monitor.
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