Developers cancel the Atlantic Coast pipeline
For years WRAL has covered Dominion Energy and Duke Energy's plans to build the line between North Carolina and Virginia. It would've crossed 8 counties in our state alone. But the companies say ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty threatened the success of the project.
MEMBER OF THE VICTIM, THEY WERE UNDERSTANDABLY TOO UPSET TO COME IN AT THIS POINT. >>> DEVELOPERS HAVE CANCELED THE ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE, WE'VE COVERED DUKE ENERGY AND DOMINION ENERGY'S PLANS TO BUILD THE LINE BETWEEN NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA, IT WOULD HAVE CROSSED EIGHT COUNTIES IN THE STATE, BUT THE COMPANIES SAY ONGOING DELAYS AND INCREASING COST UNCERTAINTY THREATEN THE SUCCESS OF THE PROJECT. GOVERNOR COOPER IS WEIGHING IN, SAYING THIS DECISION AND THE CHANGING ENERGY LANDSCAPE SHOULD LEAD TO CLEANER AND MORE RELIABLE ENERGY GENERATION IN NORTH CAROLINA. HE ADDED THAT THE CLEAN ENERGY PLAN WILL HELP THE STATE MOVE FORWARD WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY,