May 3 2015

A core group of Virginia Republicans and other landowners is leading the charge against a proposed natural gas pipeline near their backyards and using tactics similar to the environmental crusade against the Keystone XL oil pipeline — the very project Republicans in Congress have elevated into a matter of national economic survival…

…Meanwhile, Republicans in neighboring states are pressing FERC to sign off on the project. West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito recently urged the agency “to proceed without further delay” on the review, while North Carolina Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr called for “a robust and transparent public process” in a letter that hails the economic benefits of Atlantic Coast.

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